land mine

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land mine

1. An explosive mine laid usually just below the surface of the ground.
2. Informal A concealed yet incipient crisis.

land mine

(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) military an explosive charge placed in the ground, usually detonated by stepping or driving on it

land′ mine`

an explosive charge concealed just under the surface of the ground or of a roadway, designed to be detonated by pressure, proximity of a vehicle or person, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: mine - an explosive mine hidden undergroundland mine - an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over
bouncing betty - an antipersonnel land mine
claymore mine, claymore - an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
mine - explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
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(lӕnd) noun
1. the solid part of the surface of the Earth which is covered by the sea. We had been at sea a week before we saw land.
2. a country. foreign lands.
3. the ground or soil. He never made any money at farming as his land was poor and stony.
4. an estate. He owns land/lands in Scotland.
1. to come or bring down from the air upon the land. The plane landed in a field; They managed to land the helicopter safely; She fell twenty feet, but landed without injury.
2. to come or bring from the sea on to the land. After being at sea for three months, they landed at Plymouth; He landed the big fish with some help.
3. to (cause to) get into a particular (usually unfortunate) situation. Don't drive so fast – you'll land (yourself) in hospital/trouble!
ˈlanding noun
1. (an act of) coming or bringing to shore or to ground. an emergency landing; (also adjective) a landing place.
2. a place for coming ashore.
3. the level part of a staircase between flights of steps. Her room was on the first floor, across the landing from mine.
ˈlanding-gear noun
the parts of an aircraft that carry the load when it lands. The accident was caused by the failure of the plane's landing-gear.
ˈlanding-stage noun
a platform, fixed or floating, on which to land passengers or goods from a boat.
ˈlandlocked adjective
enclosed by land. a landlocked country; That area is completely landlocked.
ˈlandlordfeminine ˈlandlady (plural ˈlandladies) – noun
1. a person who has tenants or lodgers. My landlady has just put up my rent.
2. a person who keeps a public house. The landlord of the `Swan' is Mr Smith.
ˈlandmark noun
1. an object on land that serves as a guide to seamen or others. The church-tower is a landmark for sailors because it stands on the top of a cliff.
2. an event of great importance.
land mine
a mine laid on or near the surface of the ground, which is set off by something passing over it.
ˈlandowner noun
a person who owns land, especially a lot of land.
ˈLandrover® (-rouvə) noun
a type of strong motor vehicle used for driving over rough ground.
ˈlandslide noun
a piece of land that falls down from the side of a hill. His car was buried in the landslide.
ˈlandslide (victory) noun
a clear victory in an election. Their political party won a landslide victory.
ˈlandslide defeat noun
a clear defeat in an election.
land up
to get into a particular, usually unfortunate, situation, especially through one's own fault. If you go on like that, you'll land up in jail.
land with
to burden (someone) with (an unpleasant task). She was landed with the job of telling him the bad news.
see how the land lies
to take a good look at the circumstances before making a decision.
References in classic literature ?
Countless were the vessels and men that passed over our eastern and western horizons never to return; but whether they met their fates before the belching tubes of submarines or among the aimlessly drifting mine fields, no man lived to tell.
She expresses her concern for the loss of innocent coal mine workers who were trapped and died in Mawar and Surr Range coal mine fields and prayer for the quick recover injured miners.
According to mine organisations, owners and local contractors deliberately endanger lives of coal miners as they do not take safety measure in private coal mine fields.
The Spokesman of the security information center Brigadier Yehia Rasool said in a press statement that "the security forces carried out a search in the areas (Tomb of Ben Atwan - the broken road and surrounding areas) and found 34 homemade improvised explosive devices and two mine fields containing 65 bombs and a missile and 4 containers filled with C4, and a metal plate and a mortar where they were addressed.
Authorities and locals discussed the issue of issuance of licenses for mine fields in the Osg regional government, Turmush reports.
Because of the sharp decrease of the water level in these areas, the water level around these mine fields also decreased to a certain extent with a water level drop of 5-15 m.
The meeting held at Al Husseiniya Palace in the presence of Chairman of the National Commission for Demining and Rehabilitation HRH Prince Mired Bin Ra'ad, touched on Jordan's experience in clearing mine fields in the Kingdom.
Lugging around the huge mammals to mine fields wouldn't be practical, so one idea is to bring parts of the mine fields to them.
To calculate the surface area of mine fields displayed as units, corrections from cartographic distortion in length or angles were not introduced due to small surfaces.
"We developed different ways to prevent U-boats approaching our coast and one was laying mine fields," Mr Thomas said.
According to an official statement released by the General Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces, on Sunday, Amman addressed the call to Tel Aviv after Israeli personnel and bomb disposal experts dismantled and removed anti-tank mine fields in the border region located close to the Jordanian area of Deir Ala, only 500 meters from the border line.