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mine·field

 (mīn′fēld′)
n.
1. An area in which explosive mines have been placed.
2. A situation that has many potential hazards or dangers.

minefield

(ˈmaɪnˌfiːld)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an area of ground or water containing explosive mines
2. a subject, situation, etc, beset with hidden problems

mine•field

(ˈmaɪnˌfild)

n.
1. an area of land or water where explosive mines have been laid.
2. a situation fraught with potential problems or dangers: a legislative minefield facing the city council.
[1885–90]

minefield

1. In land warfare, an area of ground containing mines emplaced with or without a pattern.
2. In naval warfare, an area of water containing mines laid with or without a pattern. See also land mine warfare; mine; mine warfare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minefield - a region in which explosives mines have been placedminefield - a region in which explosives mines have been placed
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

minefield

noun danger zone The subject is a political minefield.
Translations
حَقْل ألْغام
minové pole
minefelt
miinakenttä
aknamezõ
sprengjubelti
mínové pole
minsko polje
mayın tarlası

minefield

[ˈmaɪnfiːld] N
1. (lit) → campo m de minas
2. (fig) → avispero m, campo m minado

minefield

[ˈmaɪnfiːld] n
(lit)champ m de mines
(fig) (= danger area) a political minefield → un terrain miné, politiquement

minefield

[ˈmaɪnˌfiːld] n (also) (fig) → campo minato

mine2

(main) noun
1. a place (usually underground) from which metals, coal, salt etc are dug. a coalmine; My father worked in the mines.
2. a type of bomb used underwater or placed just beneath the surface of the ground. The ship has been blown up by a mine.
verb
1. to dig (for metals etc) in a mine. Coal is mined near here.
2. to place explosive mines in. They've mined the mouth of the river.
3. to blow up with mines. His ship was mined.
ˈminer noun
a person who works in a mine, in Britain usually a coalminer.
ˈmining noun
ˈminefield noun
an area of ground or water which is full of explosive mines.
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