Definition of minefield in English:


Line breaks: mine|field
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnfiːld


  • 1An area planted with explosive mines: the sergeant crawled through a minefield to rescue two badly injured boys
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    • 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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