war-zone

war zone

noun
(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.

Origin:
1915–20

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war zone definition


  1. n.
    an area where things get rough; a tough neighborhood. : Unfortunately our offices are in a war zone, and we have to be on the way home before dark.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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