Definition of minesweeper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

minesweeper

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnswiːpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnswiːpər//
 
Types of boats and ships
 
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a ship used for finding and clearing away mines (= bombs that explode when they are touched) See related entries: Types of boats and ships
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minesweeper