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minefield

[ mahyn-feeld ]
/ ˈmaɪnˌfild /
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noun
Military, Naval. an area of land or water throughout which explosive mines have been laid.
a situation fraught with potential problems or dangers: Businesses face an ethical minefield when they operate internationally.
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Origin of minefield

First recorded in 1885–90; mine2 + field
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British Dictionary definitions for minefield

minefield
/ (ˈmaɪnˌfiːld) /

noun
an area of ground or water containing explosive mines
a subject, situation, etc, beset with hidden problems
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