land-mine

land mine

noun Military.
1.
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.
2.
aerial mine ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1885–90

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land mine
 
n
military an explosive charge placed in the ground, usually detonated by stepping or driving on it

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