wilderness area

noun, often capitalized W&A
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of wilderness area

: an often large tract of public land maintained essentially in its natural state and protected against introduction of intrusive artifacts (such as roads and buildings)

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First Known Use of wilderness area

1928


WILDERNESS AREA Defined for English Language Learners

wilderness area

noun

Definition of wilderness area for English Language Learners

  • : a large area of public land that is kept in its natural state


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