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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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Stealth scanning can be performed in a manner that specifically avoids setting off IDS (e.g., through "slow scans"), but honeypots in a minefield will be alerted.
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