free zone

noun

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 Lately Palm Beach has been welcoming even more New York institutions than ever, and that doesn’t mean just one-percent snowbirds looking for a respite from the cold and an income tax–free zone. Marshall Heyman, Town & Country, "Where Will Donald Trump Go After He Leaves Office?," 9 Dec. 2020 Dear Fading: First and foremost, make your bedroom a phone-free zone. cleveland, "Dear Annie: Should I feel obligated to attend a concert sponsored by my company?," 1 Jan. 2021 Eurostar passenger train traffic was also resuming from Britain to the continent, but only for citizens of Europe’s border-free zone, British citizens with EU residency and those with a special reason to come temporarily, such as truckers. Fox News, "Amid fear over new coronavirus strain, France lets in some UK cargo, passengers," 24 Dec. 2020 Until now, mandating that the Olympics remain a protest-free zone has been the most effective way to do this. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The Inherent Dilemma of Olympic Protest Rules," 14 Dec. 2020 Eurostar passenger train services also resumed from Britain to the continent, but only for citizens of Europe’s border-free zone, British citizens with EU residency and those with a special reason to come temporarily, such as truckers. Author: Jo Kearney, Sylvia Hui, Angela Charlton, Anchorage Daily News, "Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but transport gridlock persists," 23 Dec. 2020 The European leaders also discussed tools to moderate on-line content that promotes hatred, the EU’s proposal for a new pact on asylum and migration, and the reform of the Schengen visa-free zone to increase police coordination. Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg.com, "EU Seeks to Reassure Muslims as It Takes on Islamist Extremism," 10 Nov. 2020 Multiple acts of violence have been reported in and around the police-free zone over the past few weeks. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "CHOP organizers urge protesters to occupy police precinct," 29 June 2020 The hillside setting is in the Araby Cove neighborhood known as a wind-free zone. oregonlive, "Do you want to live under a rock until the election is over? See these rock abodes for rent," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of free zone

1900, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Free zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20zone. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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