Definition of minefield noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnfiːld//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnfiːld//
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  1. 1an area of land or water where mines (= bombs that explode when they are touched) have been hidden
  2. 2a situation that contains hidden dangers or difficulties a legal minefield Tax can be a minefield for the unwary. You will first have to pick your way through the minefield of professional advice.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minefield