- any temporary fortification, as an earthen barrier, made by troops in the field
- the work of collecting scientific data in the field, as by a geologist or botanist
- A temporary military fortification erected in the field.
- Work done or firsthand observations made in the field as opposed to that done or observed in a controlled environment.
- The collecting of sociological or anthropological data in the field.
(countable and uncountable, plural fieldworks)
- (uncountable) work done, or observations made out in the real world rather than in controlled conditions
- I thought the fieldwork in the course I was taking was going to be hard, but it was just interviewing people.
- That well Bob set up last weekend was some good fieldwork.
- (countable) A temporary fortification built by troops
- Billy's out building some fieldwork so that our enemies don't walk right over us.