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combat zone

noun
1.
Military. an area in a theater of operations where combat forces operate, extending typically from the front line to the communications zone.
2.
Slang. an area in some cities, usually in an older midtown section, where pornography stores, striptease bars, etc., flourish, or are tolerated because of being concentrated in one district.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • The name of the combat zone or support area and dates of service should also be noted on the return envelope.
  • Some further suggest that he has simply spent too long in the combat zone, and has lost grip on reality.
  • What these books presume is that parenting is a science, when in fact it falls somewhere between an art and a combat zone.
  • As the chapter-size biographies reveal, three of the four photographers not only died in a combat zone but grew up in one.
  • There is no requirement for you to certify your presence in a combat zone to qualify for the extension.
  • Filing requirements for those serving in a combat zone or receiving imminent danger pay.
  • The deployment of a service member to a combat zone can be extremely challenging for a family.

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