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.
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How to use landmine in a sentence
When I started traveling—I was in a film and it took me to Cambodia where I learned about refugees and landmines—I started to realize how much I didn’t know.
Magawa was one of hundreds of “hero rats” that have been trained since the 1990s by APOPO to detect landmines.Magawa the Landmine-Sniffing Rat Was an International Hero. His Work Is Far From Over | Chad de Guzman | January 13, 2022 | Time
It’s a dated number and hard to corroborate, but having spent a decent amount of time perusing toy departments and hopscotching landmines scattered around my house, it seems plausible.My Kids Want Plastic Toys. I Want to Go Green. Here's the Middle Ground | Emily Barone | December 10, 2021 | Time
The tiny single-celled organisms have even been trained to glow when they encounter TNT, the chemical trace of landmines, to enable humanitarian organizers to spot explosives and eventually remove them.E. coli isn’t always bad—it’s actually an unlikely research hero | Erin Fennessy | September 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
At the same time, those same marketers are increasingly expected to take a stand on potentially brand-busting landmines like politics and civil unrest.As YouTube adopts new standards, the transition from brand safety to suitability is accelerating | Seb Joseph | October 22, 2020 | Digiday
The world had become a different place and I found myself unequipped to interpret a whole new landmine-strewn nomenclature.
Chayefsky first set words down on paper after convalescing from injuries suffered from an exploding landmine.Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News | Tim Teeman | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Moments later, he activated a landmine, resulting in his death, leaving those color images as his final photographs.
Her famous walk—twice—through the half cleared landmine field in Angola was enormously brave and made a lasting impact.Princess Diana Was the Girlfriend From Hell. Why Is This Movie So Boring? | Tina Brown | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The picture became one of the most celebrated anti-landmine images.
British Dictionary definitions for land mine
military an explosive charge placed in the ground, usually detonated by stepping or driving on it
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