fieldwork

[ feeld-wurk ]
/ ˈfildˌwɜrk /

noun

Also field work. work done in the field, as research, exploration, surveying, or interviewing: archaeological fieldwork.
Fortification. a temporary fortification constructed in the field.

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Origin of fieldwork

First recorded in 1735–45; field + work

OTHER WORDS FROM fieldwork

field·work·er, field-work·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fieldwork

fieldwork
/ (ˈfiːldˌwɜːk) /

noun

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