buffer-zone

buffer zone

noun
1.
a neutral zone or area between two potentially hostile nations, designed to prevent any overt acts of aggression.
2.
any area serving to mitigate or neutralize potential conflict.

Origin:
1905–10

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buffer zone
 
n
an area lying between two states and providing each with protection from the other

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