landmine

/ˈlændmaɪn/ (say 'landmuyn)

noun
1. a device containing an explosive charge, placed in the ground and detonated by pressure, as that of someone stepping on it or driving over it.
2. a bomb dropped by parachute, causing widespread damage.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Landmine — Landmine, s. Mine …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • landmine — ► NOUN ▪ an explosive mine laid on or just under the surface of the ground …   English terms dictionary

  • Landmine — Warnzeichen Minen Eine Landmine ist eine Explosionswaffe, die meistens verdeckt unter der Erdoberfläche verlegt wird und die in der Regel vom Opfer selbst ausgelöst wird. Man kann sie deshalb auch im weitesten Sinn als eine Sprengfalle bezeichnen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • landmine — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌmaɪn] / US [ˈlændˌmaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms landmine : singular landmine plural landmines a bomb hidden under the ground that explodes when a person or vehicle moves over it …   English dictionary

  • Landmine — Lạnd|mi|ne, die: zum Einsatz gegen Infanterie, Militärfahrzeuge u. Zivilbevölkerung, meist verdeckt im Boden verlegte ↑ 1Mine (2). * * * Landmine,   Waffentechnik: Mine. * * * Lạnd|mi|ne, die: zum Einsatz gegen Infanterie, Militärfahrzeuge u.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • landmine — [[t]læ̱ndmaɪn[/t]] landmines also land mine N COUNT A landmine is an explosive device which is placed on or under the ground and explodes when a person or vehicle touches it. Syn: mine …   English dictionary

  • landmine — land mine n. 1. An explosive mine laid usually just below the surface of the ground. 2. Informal. A concealed yet incipient crisis. * * * …   Universalium

  • landmine — land|mine [ˈlændmaın] n a bomb hidden in the ground that explodes when someone walks or drives over it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • landmine — land|mine [ lænd,maın ] noun count a bomb hidden under the ground that explodes when someone moves over it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • landmine — land·mine || lændmaɪn n. explosive placed just below the surface of the ground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • landmine — noun an explosive mine laid on or just under the surface of the ground …   English new terms dictionary

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