no-man's-land


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no-man's-land

n
1. (Military) land between boundaries, esp an unoccupied zone between opposing forces
2. an unowned or unclaimed piece of land
3. an ambiguous area of activity or thought
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Translations

no-man's-land

[ˈnəʊmænzˌlænd] nterra di nessuno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

no-man's-land

(ˈnəumӕnzlӕnd) noun
land which no-one owns or controls, especially between opposing armies.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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In Contrecoup (Switzerland), by director Pascal Magnin and choreographer Guilherme Botelho, violent interactions of men and women occur in a surreal, layered environment that veers from bedroom to street, with much of it occurring in a bleak cubicle, a metallic no-man's-land. Burnt (Germany), choreographed by Vera Sander and directed by Holger Gruss, contrasts the frenetic encounters of two men and a woman in a sleek, ultramodern office building with the perfunctory activities of the building's after-hours cleaning lady as she works her way through the empty edifice and emerges at dawn to walk barefoot through a wading pool.
They reverberate down the years as you look over the vast plain under construction that is the Potsdamer Platz in east Berlin - at the beginning of the century one of the liveliest squares in Europe - or glimpse the revolt in graffitti covering a fragment of Wall, or tread no-man's-land in the company of ghosts at Checkpoint Charlie.
This curtain of gaseous sulfur, representing the no-man's-land between the nebula and its neighbor, concentrates in clumps and filaments, some measuring only 0.1 arc-second in diameter -- a scale beyond the resolving power of ground-based telescopes, says astronomer J.
Out in no-man's-land he would commence shouting and cursing the Germans in their own language.
Turkey closed the border with Syria on Sunday leaving thousands of people who had fled Kobani stranded in a minefield in no-man's-land on the border.
A NO-MAN'S-LAND is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties that leave it unoccupied due to uncertainty or fear.
The firefight, seen as a breakthrough for British forces in the area, came after a Sergeant Major led a small team into no-man's-land attracting Taliban fire which allowed UK forces to respond.
Of Palestinian and Irish extraction, born in England, based in Scotland, Nashashibi seems equally at home in a Mexican cafe in Omaha (Midwest, 2002), a barbershop in a patch of no-man's-land between East Jerusalem and the West Bank (Dahiet al Bareed [District of the Post Office], 2002), and a bustling Salvation Army canteen in Edinburgh (Blood and Fire, 2003).
It was a nightmare journey during which a border guard stuck a machine gun in Beardall's ribs when they strayed into no-man's-land in Austria.
(I was an Acting Corporal, and a section leader) My team was to go down to no-man's-land and listen for enemy activity.
United rallied, Steve Halliday seeing his curling shot finish on the roof of the net with Kevin Pilkington in no-man's-land.
Partridge showed fine control inside the area and with Roper, for once, caught in no-man's-land, the frontman angled the ball over the line from close range despite Ian Stringer's brave attempt to clear.