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landmine

or land mine

[land-mahyn] /ˈlændˌmaɪn/
noun, Military.
1.
an explosive charge concealed just under the surface of the ground or of a roadway, designed to be detonated by pressure, proximity of a vehicle or person, etc.
2.
aerial mine (def 2).
Origin of landmine
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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