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[bawr-der-land] /ˈbɔr dərˌlænd/
land forming a border or frontier.
an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition.
Origin of borderland
First recorded in 1805-15; border + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You know only the half-breed savages who run the borderland, preying on Mexican and American alike.

    Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston
  • He followed Sterne also in driving the sensuous to the borderland of the sensual.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • The borderland cases and the incipient mild forms alone allow the hope of a cure.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Do you not know what it means to take a gift from the Dark Ones of the borderland?

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
  • It rather occupies a kind of borderland between them, coming under the head of philanthropy.

  • We pass now from the far south to the other side of the borderland.

    The Garret and the Garden R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for borderland


land located on or near a frontier or boundary
an indeterminate region: the borderland between intellect and intelligence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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