Coun"ter*mine` (koun"t?r-m?n`), n. [Counter- + mine underground gallery: cf. F. contermine.]

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.

 

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Coun`ter*mine" (koun`t?r-m?n"), v. t. [Cf. F. contreminer.] [imp. & p. p. Countermined; p. pr. & vb. n. Countermining.]

1. Mil.

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

2.

To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.

 

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Coun`ter*mine", v. i.

To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.

'Tis hard for man to countermine with God. Chapman.

 

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