free zone

noun

Definition of free zone

: an area within which goods may be received and stored without payment of duty

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Decorators in search of creative storage solutions are thinking outside the library and importing the romance of rolling ladders into book-free zones, from hallways to dressing rooms and, most blessedly, kitchens. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, WSJ, "Need More Kitchen Storage? Roll In a Library Ladder," 21 Feb. 2019 Indeed, liberals get into the act, too, chastising college students for wanting to spend their tuition dollars at Klan-free zones, as though this is some sort of silly preference wise elders must mock with endless articles and op-eds. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Why let the Klan march at a private historically black college? ‘This is not a First Amendment thing, man.’," 31 May 2018 Make an effort to reassure yourself that your journal is a judgment-free zone. Sophie Gray, SELF, "Journaling Helped Me Rebuild My Life—Here’s How to Start a Practice That Can Help You," 11 Jan. 2019 Tennis champion Serena Williams even called upon Yondr to make her wedding to former Columbia resident Alexis Ohanian a phone-free zone, Billboard reported. Lauren Lumpkin, baltimoresun.com, "Going to Dave Chappelle's Baltimore shows? You'll have to lock your cell phones away," 8 June 2018 Or is Mount Holyoke simply a male-free zone, open to anyone except biological men who identify as such? Kassy Dillon, WSJ, "My Alma Stops Identifying as a Mater," 26 Dec. 2018 Roque also cited an Association of Southeast Asian Nations treaty designating the entire region a nuclear-free zone. Christopher Bodeen, Fox News, "Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea," 27 Aug. 2018 Just hide under a hat and sunglasses, or don’t, even in my high-maintenance New York City suburb, early-morning sporting events are a judgment-free zone. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, "Carrie Underwood Is Getting Shamed for Wearing Makeup to Her Son's Soccer Game," 23 Oct. 2018 The city is eminently walkable, with most of its prized historic districts clustered in a central, car-free zone. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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