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minefield

[mahyn-feeld] /ˈmaɪnˌfild/
noun, Military, Naval.
1.
an area of land or water throughout which explosive mines have been laid.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; mine2 + field
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British Dictionary definitions for mine-field

minefield

/ˈmaɪnˌfiːld/
noun
1.
an area of ground or water containing explosive mines
2.
a subject, situation, etc, beset with hidden problems
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Word Origin and History for mine-field

minefield

n.

1877, from mine (n.2) + field (n.). Figurative use by 1947.

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