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minesweeper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water, Navy
minesweepermine‧sweep‧er /ˈmaɪnˌswiːpə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTWPMNa ship with special equipment for removing bombs from under waterminesweeping noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
minesweeperHis ship was turned into a minesweeper in the war, and he went down with her off the east coast.Being mostly new, they were exceedingly useful to the Navy, serving as minesweepers and coastal patrol vessels.Sailors from the hunter class minesweeper are due to visit Hurworth from March 7 to 9 while their ship is docked at Hartlepool.I have a query about the fibreglass minesweepers.The Hunter minesweeper is due to dock in Hartlepool on March 6 prior to a five-day programme of activities in Hurworth.How long ago the war seemed - the minesweeper wending its slow way over the dusky sea.Already under way are orders for 72 Tornados, 30 Hawk advanced trainers, three minesweepers and other major defence construction projects.Orthodox wooden construction is still being used today for fishing vessels, minesweepers and yachts of up to four or five hundred tons.
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