English word minefield comes from English mine, English field.
Minefield detailed word origin explanation
|mine || English (eng) ||(ambitransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.. (computing) To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.. (intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.. (slang) To pick one's nose.. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).. To dig away, or otherwise [...] |
|field || English (eng) ||(metonymically) All of the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or all except the favourites in the betting.. (usually, plural) The open country near or belonging to a town or city.. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral.. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.. (physics) A physical phenomenon (such as force, potential or fluid velocity) that [...] |
|minefield || English (eng) ||(by extension) A dangerous situation.. (cricket) A pitch that has dried out and crumbled and on which the ball is bouncing and spinning unpredictably.. An area in which land mines have been laid. |