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