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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An explosive mine laid usually just below the surface of the ground.
  • noun Informal A concealed yet incipient crisis.

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  • noun military A mine that is placed on land and designed to explode when stepped upon or touched.

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  • noun an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over

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