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land mine:

see minemine,
in warfare, term formerly applied to a system of tunnels dug under an army fortification and ending in a chamber where either explosives were placed to be detonated at a chosen moment or the supports were burned, causing the mine and the wall above it to collapse.
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, in warfare.

land mine

[′lan ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
A container filled with high explosives or chemicals, placed on the ground or lightly covered, and fitted with a fuse or a firing device or both.
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Vast minefields and countless cluster bombs laid by the Israeli army before it retreated from south Lebanon in 2000 and during the 2006 war still plague the south.
The United States and Israel have not yet joined the Treaty, which requires members to cease all landmine production and use, destroy stockpiles, clear minefields and assist the victims worldwide.
On one occasion Arthur had seen his own CO blown up by a mine, yet he didn't flinch as he crossed the mine-infested beach to rescue the all important minefield plans before they were lost to the incoming sea, then continuing to do the job he was ordered to.
Despite years of effort to dig up mines planted during decades of civil war and Soviet occupation, more than 650 square kilometres of Afghan territory are still considered active minefields.
Summary: Prince Harry has brought back memories of his mother as he visited a charity clearing minefields in Mozambique.
Harry evoked memories of his mother when he visited a charity clearing minefields in Africa just as Diana had done in the late 1990s and was pictured wearing similar body armour and face mask as the princess during her trip.
PRINCE HARRY evoked memories of his mother as he visited a charity clearing minefields in Mozambique yesterday.
However, one factor that differentiates a performer from the rest in the marketplace is the ease in recognizing and avoiding minefields.
But since we've adopted these minefields, we might as well be imaginative as to how we clear them.
Funded by Norway, Canada, Japan, the EC and Germany, the project runs along 94km of confirmed minefields on Jordan's borders with Syria, and constitutes the last challenge for Jordan in becoming completely free of landmines.
Its main goals are to clear minefields, provide assistance to landmine survivors, and raise awareness about the global landmine crisis.
Her unpublished memoir Minefields documents her return from fieldwork in the Caribbean as an anthropologist and her reinsertion into the performance scenes in Chicago and New York during the 1930s and 1940s.