noun Military, Naval.
Examples from the Web for minefield
I looked around and I saw everyone looking at me; I was in the minefield next to a mine.
It also takes place near a minefield of rocks, is a hangout spot for sharks, and breaks on a reef.Now That Everest Is Closed, Check Out These Other Extreme Adventures|Nina Strochlic|May 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was warned against caricature because “in the Middle East, it is like walking into a minefield.”Hani Abbas Extends the Vital Tradition of Political Cartooning in the Mideast|Patrick Hilsman|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With that sentence, he put me right back inside the bubble, tip-toeing through the minefield of the NFL-battered psyche.Murder Doesn’t Shake NFL’s Dream World of Consequence-Free Violence|Nate Jackson|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But having decided to walk through this minefield, Costas tiptoed by offering not his own assessment but that of someone else.
In the case of a convoy encountering a minefield, as in the case of a fleet, several ships may be sunk practically simultaneously.
Mudros is a land-locked harbour, the entrance easily controlled by a boom and a minefield.New Zealanders at Gallipoli|Major Fred Waite
If ships are sailing singly a minefield will in all probability sink only one vessel—the first ship entering it.
It was the business of the submarines to lay mines on the eastern part of this minefield, that is, near to the coast.The Harwich Naval Forces|E. F. Knight
As there was no traffic of any sort in the western half of the channel we surmised—correctly—that a minefield was laid there.Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916|Karl Spindler