no-man's-land

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\ ˈnō-ˌmanz-ˌland How to pronounce no-man's-land (audio) \

Definition of no-man's-land

1a : an area of unowned, unclaimed, or uninhabited land
b : an unoccupied area between opposing armies
c : an area not suitable or used for occupation or habitation downtown was a retailing no-man's-land
2 : an anomalous, ambiguous, or indefinite area especially of operation, application, or jurisdiction the no-man's-land between art and science

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barren, desert, desolation, heath, waste, wasteland

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First Known Use of no-man's-land

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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no-man's-land

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English Language Learners Definition of no-man's-land

: an area of land between two countries or armies that is not controlled by anyone

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