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fieldwork

[feeld-wurk] /ˈfildˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
Also, field work. work done in the field, as research, exploration, surveying, or interviewing:
archaeological fieldwork.
2.
Fortification. a temporary fortification constructed in the field.
Origin of fieldwork
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; field + work
Related forms
fieldworker, field-worker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fieldworker

fieldwork

/ˈfiːldˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
(military) a temporary structure used in defending or fortifying a place or position
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