combat zone


Definition of combat zone

1 : the forward part of a theater of military operations extending from the front line to the forward boundary of the communications zone
2 : a district in which places of pornographic entertainment are concentrated

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First Known Use of combat zone

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Combat zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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