combat zone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n combat zone a military area where combat forces operate
    • n combat zone a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
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Usage

In literature:

The situation developed rapidly, probably because we had only six days before our scheduled departure into the combat zone.
"Shock Absorber" by E.G. von Wald
In combats seventy-five officers in the zone of the railway were taken with 2,000 men, and also in the Gruziatyn region.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
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In news:

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Iraq still remains the deadliest combat zone for Washington-based service members, though the number of fatalities has dropped since their apex in 2006.
However they may feel about the war in Iraq, Moore Countians of all stripes join in wishing their National Guard members Godspeed in their deployment to the combat zone, which was being completed this week.
Yesterday, the head of Pakistan's army said it's time to end the face off in the world's highest combat zone.
As Memorial Day nears, two combat-medicine veterans recount their experiences in Iraq, where battle-zone care is better than ever, but life-and-death decisions are no less wrenching.
He pops in his favorite CD-ROM game, Combat Flight Simulator, and logs on to Microsoft's Gaming Zone site.
"The Colbert Report" will tape a week's worth of episodes on a USO tour in the Persian Gulf, becoming what Comedy Central claims is the first TV series to shoot more than one episode in a combat zone.
Obama to send condolences for suicide and accident deaths in combat zones.
WASHINGTON America's war on al Qaeda is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network's search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.
The promise of a quick boost has made caffeine-rich energy drinks all the rage among soldiers in combat zones.
FW: Private security firms call for more firepower in combat zone.
Private security firms call for more firepower in combat zone.
Unarmed and without power, gliders were used to carry troops, supplies and heavy equipment to combat zones.
Women are now being called on to join combat zones for the cause of jihad .
In a separate profile on the site, Raddatz said moderating a debate may be scarier than going into a combat zone, "because you don't wear body armor" at a debate.
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