combat zone


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combat zone

n.
1. An area where military combat is taking place.
2. Slang An area in a city characterized by economic depression and criminal activity: "a combat zone rife with condemned buildings used by drunks, addicts, and prostitutes" (Edwin Chen).
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combat zone

1. That area required by combat forces for the conduct of operations.
2. The territory forward of the Army rear area boundary. See also combat area; communications zone.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combat zone - a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
city district - a district of a town or city
2.combat zone - 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)
bridgehead, foothold - an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"
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