no man's landno man's land
- a piece of land, usually wasteland, to which no one has a recognized title
- the unoccupied region separating opposing armies
- an indefinite area of operation, involvement, jurisdiction, etc.
Also written no′-man's-land·
no man's land
- Land under dispute by two opposing parties, especially the field of battle between the lines of two opposing entrenched armies.
- An area of uncertainty or ambiguity.
- An unclaimed or unowned piece of land.
- (military) The ground between trenches where a soldier from either side would be easily targeted.
- A place where no one can or should be.
- (tennis) The area between the backcourt and the space close to the net, from which it is difficult to return the ball.
- (politics, geography) Territory, often disputed, that cannot be inhabited because of fear of conflict, especially:
- Tracts of uninhabited territory close to the Iron Curtain.
- The stretch of land between the border posts of two contiguous sovereign states, sometimes separated by great distance.
- Land not claimed by any recognized sovereign state; terra nullius.
A dispatch printed in the Times newspaper by Colonel E. Swinton writing as "Eyewitness"
- Alternative spelling of no man's land.