free zone

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Deputy Detroit Police Chief Franklin Hayes also said the convention center will be a weapon-free zone and security screenings will be mandatory upon entry. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2022 Huntington Place will be a weapon-free zone, said Deputy Detroit Police Chief Franklin Hayes, with medical detectors and security screening for all who enter. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 8 Nov. 2022 New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation Tuesday establishing how the city will make Times Square a gun-free zone even as the state law underpinning the policy was overturned in federal court. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 11 Oct. 2022 Times Square informing those traveling through that the area is a gun-free zone and that licensed gun carriers and others may not enter with a gun unless otherwise specially authorized by law. Fox News, 1 Sep. 2022 Mexico’s government has largely abandoned attempts to enforce a fishing-free zone around an area where the last few vaquitas are believed to live in the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. NBC News, 14 Feb. 2022 This is a button-free zone, but there are plenty of USB ports and places to store your stuff. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 6 July 2022 Citronella candles help create a (mostly) insect-free zone around you. Averi Baudler, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2022 The financial free zone operates under a different legal code to the rest of the country and its courts are staffed by judges from common law jurisdictions such as Australia and England and Wales. Dominic Dudley, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free zone was in 1900

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“Free zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20zone. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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