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Countermine

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Pronunciation : Coun"ter*mine` (koun"tr-mn`)
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Counter- + mine underground gallery: cf. F. contermine.]
Definition : 1. (Mil.)

Defn: An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.

2. A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated. Thinking himself contemned, knowing no countermine against contempt but terror. Sir P. Sidney.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Coun`ter*mine" (koun`tr-mn")
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. F. contreminer.] [imp. & p. p. Countermined; p. pr. & vb. n. Countermining.]
Definition : 1. (Mil.)

Defn: To oppose by means or a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.

2. To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Coun`ter*mine"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly. 'Tis hard for man to countermine with God. Chapman.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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