minefield minefield  /ˈmaɪn ˌfild/


  • (n) a region in which explosives mines have been placed


  1. Hooked up to a harness, he darts back and forth across the roped-off minefield then, suddenly, he freezes in his tracks, sniffing the air.
  2. A minefield is generally seeded with a variety of devices.
  3. By shooting water into a minefield and monitoring sounds, the system can detect and disarm explosives without setting them off.


  1. Risk-taker Vidya Balan boosts Bollywood's girl power

    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar MUMBAI (Reuters) - It's a good time to be Vidya Balan. Indian cinema turned 100 this year and the versatile actress has emerged as the face of Bollywood, earning a spot in an elite nine-member Cannes festival jury headed by filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The 35-year-old actress has picked her way through a minefield of movie roles in recent years, zooming in on strong and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine's Dog Tag Found Again

    Lanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last saw his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever, lost in the mad rush to save his life and to help the men he was with when they walked into a minefield.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Scam or not? Letter says its service unnecessary, asks for money anyway

    State agencies like the Attorney General's Office and the Consumer Protection Agency work to protect Utah citizens from an onslaught of varied and complex scams. However, labeling a business venture as a scam, flimflam, hustle or sting can be an irreversibly damaging legal minefield.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sun Advocate


  1. In a statement, Vitter called former President Bill Clinton's foundation a "multimillion dollar minefield of conflicts of interest."
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: David Vitter Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Petraeus said he would not touch on the "minefield of discussions about various legislative proposals," but he noted that the new strategy in Iraq was just beginning.
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: Forbes

  3. Universities minister David Willetts said Labour had left behind "not so much an in-tray as a minefield".
    on May 17, 2010 By: David Willetts Source: Channel 4 News

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