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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.
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land mine

(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) military an explosive charge placed in the ground, usually detonated by stepping or driving on it
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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.
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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.
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QUETTA -- Levies Force and District Administration on Tuesday foiled a terror bid in district Kohlu by seizing a huge cache of arms and explosive while man injured in land mine blast in Barkhan.
The mother of a soldier killed in a land mine blast set off by the New People's Army (NPA) in Barangay Lamanan in Calinan district here on Thursday, joined the growing call for the resumption of talks and ceasefire between the government and communist rebels.
They work in treacherous terrain, where under any rock or crevice could be a land mine or unexploded bomb lying in wait.
The Land Mine is a bottled scent dispenser you bury just beneath the surface of the ground.
President Bill Clinton called the land mine problem "a global tragedy," saying, "In all probability land mines kill more children than soldiers, and they keep killing after wars are oven."
delegation announced the change in position Friday to a land mine conference in Maputo, Mozambique.
Brigadier Mukhtar ben Nasr was quoted by official news agency as saying an army sergeant was seriously injured when a land mine exploded in in Sha'anbi mountain area.
As he reentered his abandoned home, he stepped on a land mine and was killed instantly as his home crumbled to the ground.
But because the land mine is indiscriminate, the United States and countries across the globe have become more sensitive to their human cost over the last 30 years.
Kut (NINA) - Three civilians killed and one other wounded when a land mine, left from the Iraq-Iran war went off in Zirbatiya area, 90 km east of Kut.
Giant rats are helping to save lives by sniffing out land mines. Land mine detection is traditionally done by dogs, but African giant pouched rats might be better suited to finding these buried bombs.