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
This issue is a political minefield.
Recent Examples of minefield from the Web
The cases are messy and emotionally charged, littered with unthinkable and unspeakable acts and filled with legal minefields and life-changing stigmas, guilty or not.
The move marks the end the for the counter-mine and transport versions of Lockheed Martin’s MULE (Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment) vehicle, six-wheeled ‘bots that would lighten the load for dismounted troops or scour minefields.
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First Known Use of minefield
MINEFIELD Defined for English Language Learners
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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