a site of indiscriminate and cruel killing of large numbers of people, especially a place of wartime genocide: The concentration camps of Germany and the killing fields of Cambodia are graphic displays of the presence of evil in our world.
a dangerous place where an excessive number of people have died, as by murder, riots, or drug overdose: Some 300 lives are violently ended each year on the killing fields of New York's streets and sidewalks, about half of them pedestrians or cyclists.
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How to use killing field in a sentence
Let us resolve that half a century and more of this country as a killing field is more than enough.After Newtown, This Has to Be the Time for Gun Control | Robert Shrum | December 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A public school in Brazil became a killing field last week as a young man killed 12, targeting girls.
Sherwood Forest, for instance, is a killing field of accentual integrity.