minesweeping minesweeping


  • (n) the activity of detecting and disposing of marine mines


  1. The British have 42 minesweeping vessels, the Dutch 13 and West Germany 25.
  2. Such mines greatly increase the dangers of minesweeping, since the sweeper may be the fatal tenth vessel.
  3. The minesweeping will require at least two months; it could take another year to detonate all the explosives in the canal and along its banks and to clear it of wreckage.
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