minelayer minelayer


  • (n) ship equipped for laying marine mines


  1. Secretary Wilbur assigned a minelayer, a submarine tender and three cruisers to transport the men; an oiler and an ammunition ship to carry their supplies.
  2. Famed German subsea minelayer of World War I was U-J5, which sowed the northwest outlet of Scapa Flow.
  3. As Marshal Tito sailed into Bombay Harbor on the Caleb, an ex-Italian minelayer, three Indian and two Yugoslav destroyers played escort.


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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /