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
minethat is placed on landand designed to explodewhen steppedupon or touched.
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- noun an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over
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