defensive minefield


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defensive minefield

[di′fen·siv ′mīn‚fēld]
(ordnance)
A minefield so situated that an adversary's attack will be delayed or repulsed.
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Coastal mining included defensive minefields laid off Britain as well as mines placed off the coasts of Germany, Denmark, France, Holland, and Belgium.
Defensive minefields are a useful weapon and, if used properly, can, in fact, reduce casualties.
The Germans dropped tens of thousands of explosives in British waters and the RAF laid defensive minefields to ward off the Nazis.