minesweeping : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n the activity of detecting and disposing of marine mines
- The British have 42 minesweeping vessels, the Dutch 13 and West Germany 25.
- Such mines greatly increase the dangers of minesweeping, since the sweeper may be the fatal tenth vessel.
- 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.