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neutral zone

noun, Ice Hockey.
1.
the area of a rink between the two blue lines.
Compare end zone (def 2).
Origin of neutral zone
1900-1905
1900-05, in sense “zone between the two scrimmage lines in football”
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  • The road, a neutral zone, seven feet wide, runs through the middle.

    The Frontier Maurice LeBlanc
  • This neutral zone should be controlled by an International Commission.

    Our National Defense: George Hebard Maxwell
  • There is no neutral zone, no buffer state, no silver streak between Mansoul and her immediate and military neighbours.

  • Probably as a direct result of these conflicts, a neutral zone approximately 300 feet wide developed between the two territories.

  • We tried to keep a neutral zone around ourselves by tossing stones ahead of and on both sides of our line of advance.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • The open sea should no longer be regarded as a neutral zone where no country's police laws are operative.

    The Loss of the SS. Titanic Lawrence Beesley
  • There were, alas, but two ways of life—the way of right and the way of wrong, and between them lay no neutral zone.

    Shifting Sands Sara Ware Bassett
  • A neutral zone was to be established and all forts within this zone to be destroyed or made useless for war purposes.

  • The second day beyond that place we crossed the Sabine, and were left by our Spanish escort, being in the neutral zone.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • Was the regiment moved across the line fixed on their side of the neutral zone?

    Captain Jinks, Hero Ernest Crosby

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