countermine[ko̵unt′ər mīn′; for v., also ko̵unt′ər mīn′]
- a military mine for intercepting or destroying an enemy mine
Origin: Middle English countremine: see counter- and amp; mine
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verb coun·ter·mined, coun·ter·min·ing, coun·ter·mines verb, transitive
- To frustrate or defeat by secret and opposite measures.
- To make or use a countermine against.
- A tunnel dug to intercept and destroy an enemy's mine.
- A plot to frustrate or defeat an attack.