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war zone

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noun
  1. (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.
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Origin of war zone

First recorded in 1915–20
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Related Words for war zone

theater

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  • Do you know, Sir, that you are in the war-zone--the zona di difesa?

    Alone

    Norman Douglas

  • I want to see the war-zone, where our boys fit them Germans.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • The warm spring sun beat down from a cloudless sky, and the glorious romance of being out in the war-zone added to the charm.

    The Great War As I Saw It

    Frederick George Scott

  • Now this was during the time of the first Matabele war, and I was, as a matter of fact, within the war-zone.

  • They had no more business wandering about the war-zone than they would have had wandering about a hospital where men were dying.

    Fighting in Flanders

    E. Alexander Powell