minefield

noun mine·field \ ˈmīn-ˌfēld \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of minefield

1 : an area (as of water or land) set with mines
2 : something resembling a minefield especially in having many dangers or requiring extreme caution
  • a political minefield

Examples of minefield in a Sentence

  1. This issue is a political minefield.

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First Known Use of minefield

1884

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MINEFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of minefield for English Language Learners

  • : an area of land or water that contains mines (sense 2)

  • : something that has many dangers or risks



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