from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ship equipped for laying explosive underwater mines.
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- n. A ship that lays mines or one designed or intended to lay mines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a ship equipped for laying underwater mines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ship equipped for laying marine mines
The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer.
For a moment, he considered simply transporting his people away from the minelayer and destroying it, but just as quickly discarded the notion.
“The minelayer is completely inert, along with all of the mines.”
One submarine minelayer, U-74, was sunk by trawler gunfire as she was making her way into Moray Firth.
On May 29, a fourth minelayer, U-75, operating in thick fog, laid her twenty-two mines off the Orkneys, between Marwick Head and the Brough of Birsay.
A third minelayer, UC-3, disappeared on May 27, perhaps after hitting a British mine in the eastern Channel.
That night Jellicoe was bringing 28 dreadnought battleships, 9 dreadnought battle cruisers, 8 armored cruisers, 26 light cruisers, 78 destroyers, a minelayer, and an aircraft carrier.
One was U-156, a large Deutschland-class minelayer returning from the U.S.
Russian civilians were killed, oil tanks were set on fire, and a Russian gunboat, a minelayer, and six merchant ships were sunk.
For thirty minutes, the submarine minelayer UC-29 circled the ship, conducting a periscope reconnaissance.