from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To frustrate or defeat by secret and opposite measures.
- transitive v. To make or use a countermine against.
- intransitive v. To make or lay down countermines.
- n. A tunnel dug to intercept and destroy an enemy's mine.
- n. A plot to frustrate or defeat an attack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mine used by defenders to intercept an enemy mine or tunnel.
- v. To plot opposition; to frustrate the initiatives of another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.
- n. A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated.
- transitive v. To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.
- transitive v. To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.
- intransitive v. To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., a mine driven from defense-works by the besieged, counter to a mine driven toward the defense-works by besiegers, the object being to meet and destroy the works of the latter party.
- n. Hence A secret plan designed to frustrate the plans of an opponent; any antagonistic action or plan.
- To mine counter or in opposition to; resist by means of a countermine, as a besieging enemy or his works.
- To counterwork; frustrate by secret and opposite measures.
- To make a countermine; counterplot; work against one secretly.
- n. A mine or torpedo placed and exploded in a harbor entrance by an attacking navy to destroy the mines or torpedoes which guard the entrance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. destroy enemy mines with one's own mines
- n. (military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by the enemy
- v. destroy property or hinder normal operations
From counter- + mine. (Wiktionary)