land mine
noun Date: 1890 1. a mine usually placed just below the surface of the ground and designed to be exploded usually by the weight of vehicles or troops passing over it 2. booby trap 1

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  • land mine — n. An explosive device laid on the surface of the earth or hidden just underneath it, intended to explode when a person or vehicle touches it. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell …   Law dictionary

  • land mine — land′ mine n. mil an explosive charge concealed just under the surface of the ground or of a roadway, designed to be detonated by pressure, proximity of a vehicle or person, etc • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • land mine — n. an explosive charge hidden under the surface of the ground and detonated as by pressure upon it …   English World dictionary

  • Land mine — For other uses, see Land mine (disambiguation). Minefield redirects here. For other uses, see Minefield (disambiguation). Examples of anti personnel mines. From left to right: an M14, Valmara 69 (a bounding mine), and VS 50 …   Wikipedia

  • land mine — noun an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over • Syn: ↑ground emplaced mine, ↑booby trap • Hypernyms: ↑mine • Hyponyms: ↑bouncing betty, ↑claymore mine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • land mine — Torpedo Tor*pe do, n.; pl. {Torpedoes}. [L. torpedo, inis, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid. See {Torpid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes belonging to {Torpedo} and allied genera. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land mine — Mil. 1. an explosive charge concealed just under the surface of the ground or of a roadway, designed to be detonated by pressure, proximity of a vehicle or person, etc. 2. See aerial mine (def. 2). [1885 90] * * * Explosive charge buried just… …   Universalium

  • land mine — noun /ˈlænd.maɪn/ A mine that is placed on land and designed to explode when stepped upon or touched …   Wiktionary

  • land mine — see landmine …   English dictionary

  • land mine — pressure sensitive explosives placed underground which explode when walked or driven on …   English contemporary dictionary

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