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borderland

[bawr-der-land]
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noun
  1. land forming a border or frontier.
  2. an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition.

Origin of borderland

First recorded in 1805–15; border + land
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Examples from the Web for borderland

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  • Let me see you win your spurs here in the Borderland, and then—to America you go!'

    Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts

    Roy Rutherford Bailey

  • And if ever he did get beyond the borderland he would do the most amazing things.

  • I asked somewhat hazily, for I was still on the borderland of dreams.

    The Tory Maid

    Herbert Baird Stimpson

  • They stood encamped on the borderland of the Unknown realm to which they belonged.

    The White Invaders

    Raymond King Cummings

  • He was on the borderland between life and death, his feet were at the brink.

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker


British Dictionary definitions for borderland

borderland

noun
  1. land located on or near a frontier or boundary
  2. an indeterminate regionthe borderland between intellect and intelligence
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