Definition of Minefield

1. Noun. A region in which explosives mines have been placed.




Definition of Minefield

1. Noun. An area in which explosive mines have been hidden. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A dangerous situation. ¹

3. Noun. (cricket) A pitch that has dried out and crumbled and on which the ball is bouncing and spinning unpredictably. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minefield

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minefield

mindwipe
mindwiped
mindwipes
mindwiping
mine
mine arse on a bandbox
mine detector
mine disposal
mine field
mine pig
mine run
mineable
minecart
minecarts
mined
minefield (current term)
minefields
mineful
minefuls
minehillite
minelayer
minelayers
minelaying
minelike
mineola
mineolas
miner
miner's asthma
miner's canaries
miner's canary

Literary usage of Minefield

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"See also defensive minefield; mixed minefield; nuisance minefield; phoney minefield; protective minefield. 2. In naval warfare, an area of water containing ..."

2. Hidden Death: Landmines and Civilian Casualties in Iraqi Kurdistan by Middle East Watch (Organization, Middle East Watch (Organization) (1992)
"Findings: This minefield, on steep wooded slopes below sheer cliffs to the south-east of ... A prominent landmark within the minefield is the wreckage of a ..."

3. Landmines: Legacy of Conflict: A Manual for Development Workers by Rae McGrath (1998)
"If you or a colleague stray into a minefield the probable consequence will be ... Some minefield specialists are reluctant to teach even the techniques ..."

4. Landmine Monitor Report 2002: Toward a Mine-free World by International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Human Rights Watch (Organization). (2002)
"The minefield covers 60000 square meters (1200 meters wide and 50 meters long). In the middle of the minefield there is a minor road that links the ranches ..."

5. Landmine Monitor Report 2000: Toward a Mine-Free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (2000)
"For example, the September 1997 incident occurred in a minefield described as surrounded with three layers of barbed wire and with clear signs ..."

6. Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa by Alex Vines, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1997)
"The result was a recommendation that the minefield be extended from ... During this phase the minefield was modified further because of the cost of road ..."

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