or land mine

[ land-mahyn ]

  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.

Origin of landmine

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for land mine

land mine

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

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