borderland

[bawr-der-land]

noun

land forming a border or frontier.
an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition.

Nearby words

  1. border tax,
  2. border terrier,
  3. border, the,
  4. bordereau,
  5. borderer,
  6. borderless,
  7. borderline,
  8. borderline personality,
  9. borderline personality disorder,
  10. borders

Origin of borderland

First recorded in 1805–15; border + land

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British Dictionary definitions for borderland

borderland

noun

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