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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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Businesses trading domestically and overseas will face significant pressures in the coming months amid a legal minefield which will continue after October 31." The figures show 488 pieces of Brexit legislation were passed in the six months to June.
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A source told SANA's reporter that during canvassing operations in the area, the authorities uncovered a minefield that had been planted without various types of landmines and IEDs by Daesh, including anti-tank, pressure-sensitive, and remote-detonated IEDs.
"The forces of the third division of the federal police carried out the duty of inspecting and clearing the villages of Kharbani and Sabelka in the town of Makhmour, southeast of Mosul, and found a minefield from the remnants of the terrorist Daesh containing more than 200 explosive devices of different sizes and a number of Plastic containers packed with different materials, and bags and explosive detonators were lifted and processed without any losses.
"It's a complete minefield," Radcliffe, speaking at the Sport Resolutions conference in London, told Press Association Sport.
The Tribunal also rejected the contention of the Colonel that his punishment of dismissal from service was too severe saying that " in light of the act, its circumstances and possible outcomes, which were definitely adverse to the security of the nation, we find the GCM has, in fact, already shown a fair degree of indulgence by restricting the punishment only to dismissal." The colonel was dismissed in 2006 after an inquiry found that his actions had left an entire minefield defunct The Armed Forces Tribunal upheld dismissal of ex- colonel Rajat Das saying the punishment was lenient.