from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.

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  • n. laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment


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  • It came as a result of the battle on October 17 when a British squadron had sunk four German minelaying destroyers off the Dutch coast.

    Castles of Steel

  • There were technical arguments: some now said that the long approaches to the estuary were vulnerable to enemy minelaying; others declared that the area of deep water upstream above the bridge was insufficient to berth the growing fleet.

    Castles of Steel

  • Head seas were battering his ships, and the minelaying light cruiser Kolberg, lagging behind the battle cruisers, had been badly damaged; her bridge and superstructure had been almost completely swept away by the heavy waves into which she was plunging.

    Castles of Steel

  • Because the kaiser refused to permit an early fleet action, the British fleet was to be reduced by attrition achieved by minelaying, by attack with minor vessels, including submarines, and by offensive sweeps by battle cruisers.

    Castles of Steel

  • Four minelaying submarines were sent to lay twenty-two mines each off the Firth of Forth, off Moray Firth, and to the west of Pentland Firth in the Orkneys.

    Castles of Steel

  • Offensive minelaying and submarine operations against British warships had produced paltry results.

    Castles of Steel

  • Scheer chose the fast new minelaying light cruisers Brummer and Bremse, each armed with four 6-inch guns and — more important — possessing a speed of 34 knots.

    Castles of Steel

  • The imperial decision, however, did not preclude offensive minelaying off the British coast; the first result was an effort on October 17 by four German destroyers to lay mines off the Thames.

    Castles of Steel

  • Through the spring, summer, and fall of 1918, minelaying continued and, although the armistice came before the Northern Barrage was complete, over 70,000 mines were laid — 56,571 by the Americans, 13,546 by the British.

    Castles of Steel

  • The OPFOR continues to develop methods of remote minelaying including delivery by minelaying helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, tube artillery, rockets, or missiles.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 12 Engineer Support


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