Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a naval vessel specially designed and equipped for destroying enemy mines at sea
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A ship equipped for detecting, destroying, removing, or neutralizing explosive marine mines.
- mineˈsweepˌing noun