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fieldwork

[feeld-wurk]
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.
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Origin of fieldwork

First recorded in 1735–45; field + work
Related formsfield·work·er, field-work·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fieldworker

fieldwork

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