combat zone


combat zone
noun
1. a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
Syn: ↑tenderloin
Hypernyms: ↑city district
2. a military area where combat forces operate
Syn: ↑combat area
Hypernyms: ↑zone
Hyponyms: ↑war zone, ↑bridgehead, ↑foothold

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I. noun
: the forward part of a theater of military operations extending from the front line to the forward boundary of the communications zone
II. noun
: a district in which places of pornographic entertainment are concentrated

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1. Mil. an area in a theater of operations where combat forces operate, extending typically from the front line to the communications zone.
2. Slang. an area in some cities, usually in an older midtown section, where pornography stores, striptease bars, etc., flourish, or are tolerated because of being concentrated in one district.
[1935-40]

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combat zone,
1. a region in a theater of operations where fighting takes place, extending from the front line to a line or boundary designated by the theater commander.
2. any area where combat takes place or is expected.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.