blast zone

noun

Definition of blast zone

: a region or area where a destructive explosion or detonation has occurred
  • Today, Spirit Lake lies at the heart of the blast zone—the 230 square miles of forest that were buried, drowned, or scorched by the volcano.
  • —Christine ColasurdoBird Watcher's DigestMarch/April 1996
  • … to control drone aircraft that flew into blast zones and took atmospheric readings in the U.S. Pacific atomic bomb testing programs.
  • —Michael KellySan Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times5 Oct. 2012

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First Known Use of blast zone

1927


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