Countermine

Definition of Countermine

Coun`ter`mine´   Pronunciation: koun`tẽr`mīn´
n.1.(Mil.) 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.
v. t.1.(Mil.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.
[imp. & p. p. Countermined; p. pr. & vb. n. Countermining.]
2.To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.
v. i.1.To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.
'Tis hard for man to countermine with God.
- Chapman.

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