countermine countermine

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by the enemy
  2. (v) destroy property or hinder normal operations
  3. (v) destroy enemy mines with one's own mines

Usage(s):

  • During the final siege of the city, the attackers burrowed beneath the walls in order to breach the Roman defenses; the Romans heard this and started digging a countermine to fend .
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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /