Definition of minefield in English:

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minefield

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnfiːld/

noun

1An area planted with explosive mines: the sergeant crawled through a minefield to rescue two badly injured boys
More example sentences
  • The core elements of such groups can be tanks (infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers) as well as minefields and explosive obstacles.
  • At the initial stage of the operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the principal mass of minefields (clusters of mines) was found in disposition areas of Russian units.
  • New symbols to show minefields, or areas targeted for artillery fire, will also be available.
1.1A subject or situation presenting unseen hazards: tax is a minefield for the unwary
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  • Anyway I digress, see what a minefield this subject is!
  • It has long been a minefield of a subject, with extravagant claims for its importance being a recurring feature.
  • As well as that, they were by their choice of subject in an ethical minefield.

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