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A restricted area (air, land, or sea) that is established to prevent or minimize mutual interference between friendly forces engaged in combat operations. See also combat zone.
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|Noun||1.||combat area - a military area where combat forces operate|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre of operations, theatre, theater, field - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
war zone - a combat zone where military operations are coordinated (especially a designated area in international waters where the rights of neutrals are not respected by nations at war)