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

  • noun An area in which explosive mines have been placed.
  • noun A situation that has many potential hazards or dangers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A body of navigable water in which submarine mines are anchored for the purpose of preventing an enemy's ships from entering a channel, harbor, or roadstead; also, the group of mines itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) a region in which explosive mines{4} have been placed, especially a region on land.
  • noun A situation in which a simple mistake can have disastrous consequences; a touchy or dangerous situation requiring great caution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An area in which land mines have been laid.
  • noun by extension A dangerous situation.
  • noun cricket A pitch that has dried out and crumbled and on which the ball is bouncing and spinning unpredictably.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a region in which explosives mines have been placed
  • noun a tract of land containing explosive mines


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