minefield etymology

English word minefield comes from English mine, English field

Detailed word origin of minefield

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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.