Definition of minesweeping in English:


noun & adjective

See minesweeper

‘The ship structure is able to meet all minewarfare roles, including surveillance, minelaying, minehunting and minesweeping.’
  • ‘The Landsort is permanently equipped for both minehunting and minesweeping.’
  • ‘At the cessation of hostilities the corvette was based at Hong Kong for minesweeping and patrol duties.’
  • ‘The main roles of the ships are: coastal surveillance, naval reserve force training, mine countermeasures for route survey, minesweeping and mine inspection operations.’
  • ‘After post-war service minesweeping around the Australian coast, New Guinea and the Solomons, Mildura along with her sister ships Deloraine, Echuca, Katoomba and Lithgow arrived in WA on January 16, 1948.’



/ˈmīnˌswēpiNG/ /ˈmaɪnˌswipɪŋ/