nuclear-free zone

nuclear-free zone

[noo-klee-er-free, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler-]
noun
any area in which nuclear weapons, power plants, or materials are not allowed.
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nuclear-free zone
 
n
an area barred, esp by local authorities, to the storage or deployment of nuclear weapons

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nuclear-free zone definition


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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