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no–man's–land

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noun \ˈnō-ˌmanz-ˌland\

Simple Definition of no–man's–land

  • : an area of land between two countries or armies that is not controlled by anyone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of no–man's–land

  1. 1 a :  an area of unowned, unclaimed, or uninhabited land b :  an unoccupied area between opposing armies c :  an area not suitable or used for occupation or habitation <downtown was a retailing no–man's–land>

  2. 2 :  an anomalous, ambiguous, or indefinite area especially of operation, application, or jurisdiction <the no–man's–land between art and science>


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