free zone


Definition of free zone

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

Examples of free zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their goal, instead, is to make small moth-free zones where farmers can safely grow broccoli or cauliflower without having to resort to industrial pesticides. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Pesticides Can't Control This Pesky Moth, So Scientists Are Turning To Genetics," 29 Jan. 2020 Because military bases are gun-free zones, his terror attack was stopped only when local police arrived on the scene and picked him off. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 19 Dec. 2019 Declaring a politics-free zone is simply an assertion that one kind of activity is appropriate in a particular space and not another. Stanley Fish, WSJ, "Let the Games Begin—and Politics Pause," 24 Jan. 2020 Approximately 7,000 people entered the weapon-free zone within Capitol Square, and another 15,000 people stood on the streets outside the gate, the Virginia Mercury reported. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, "Only one arrest made during Second Amendment rally attended by thousands in Virginia capital," 20 Jan. 2020 For Marian McEvoy, former editor of Elle Decor and House Beautiful and now a Hudson Valley artisan, dinners are a bottle-free zone. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "5 old-school table accessories get hip for the holidays," 13 Nov. 2019 The first two weeks of the season have been a drama-free zone for the Celtics., "Marcus Smart and Brad Stevens had a bit of a disagreement, but they’re all good now - The Boston Globe," 8 Nov. 2019 Her site offers a list of airlines that boast child-free zones, all of which are in Asia. Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, "This airline’s ‘baby map’ allows passengers to avoid young fliers. Will others follow suit?," 27 Sep. 2019 Body donation is not organ donation Arizona is a regulatory-free zone for the body-parts industry. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Jury awards $58M to 10 plaintiffs in Phoenix body donation lawsuit," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of free zone

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Free zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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