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  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

First recorded in 1735–45; field + work
Related formsfield·work·er, field-work·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for field work

field work

  1. an investigation or search for material, data, etc, made in the field as opposed to the classroom, laboratory, or official headquarters
Derived Formsfield worker, noun


  1. military a temporary structure used in defending or fortifying a place or position
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