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landmine

or land mine

[land-mahyn]
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noun Military.
  1. 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.
  2. aerial mine(def 2).
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Origin of landmine

First recorded in 1885–90
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