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safe′ ar`ea


n.
an area near a combat zone that is maintained as being free from military attack.
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safe area

A designated area in hostile territory that offers the evader or escapee a reasonable chance of avoiding capture and of surviving until he or she can be evacuated.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Hammacher Schlemmer offers a wall-mounted board complete with acrylic shelves and rosewood and boxwood pieces that will keep the action safe for days or weeks.
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