landmine

or land mine

[ land-mahyn ]
/ ˈlændˌmaɪn /

noun Military.

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.

Origin of landmine

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for land mine

land mine


noun

military an explosive charge placed in the ground, usually detonated by stepping or driving on it
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