Definition of Oropesa in English:

Oropesa

(also oroposea)

noun

  • Attributive, especially in "Oropesa float", "Oropesa sweep". Designating a minesweeping method or device developed and tested on the Oropesa, or apparatus employed in this.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in War Illustrated. From Oropesa, the name of a trawler used as a minesweeper by the Royal Navy in the First World War on which this method of minesweeping was developed and tested.

Pronunciation

Oropesa

/ˌɒrə(ʊ)ˈpiːzə/