war zone

noun
Updated on: 24 Feb 2018

Definition of war zone

1 : a zone in which belligerents are waging war; broadly : an area marked by extreme violence
2 : a designated area especially on the high seas within which rights of neutrals are not respected by a belligerent nation in time of war

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1914


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