nuclear-free zone

[ noo-klee-er-free, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler- ]
/ ˈnu kli ərˌfri, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər- /

noun

any area in which nuclear weapons, power plants, or materials are not allowed.
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear-free zone

nuclear-free zone

noun

an area barred, esp by local authorities, to the storage or deployment of nuclear weapons

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Culture definitions for nuclear-free zone

nuclear-free zone

An area in which nuclear weapons, by choice of the residents, may not be moved or stored. A number of areas around the world, such as New Zealand, have declared themselves nuclear-free zones, or have attempted to.


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