or land mine


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of landmine

  • Moments later, he activated a landmine, resulting in his death, leaving those color images as his final photographs.

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    Capa in Color

    Justin Jones

    January 31, 2014

  • A decorated veteran, Kent sustained major injuries when he stepped on a landmine during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

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    An American Prairie Feast

    Sophie Menin

    July 17, 2010

  • This landmine ban came into force in 1999, and more than 150 states have now ratified or acceded to the Ottawa Treaty.

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    Diana Landmine Conspiracies Return

    Martyn Gregory

    June 6, 2010