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war zone

(during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack.
Origin of war zone
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is not as it was last October, when Paris was part of the war zone.

  • Women can come into the war zone, on various pretexts, but wives cannot.

    The Backwash of War Ellen N. La Motte
  • It was rather close to the war zone in these days, but that had not struck them as an obstacle.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The fact was that the worst part of the war zone was ahead of us.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
  • This doubt alone could explain the corps' decision to relegate the units to the backwaters of the war zone.

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war zone


A situation or place where there is fighting or crime, such as a rough neighborhood: the war zone of Bridgeport

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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