No-man-s-land meaning

Land under dispute by two opposing parties, especially the field of battle between the lines of two opposing entrenched armies.
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An area of uncertainty or ambiguity.
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An unclaimed or unowned piece of land.
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A piece of land, usually wasteland, to which no one has a recognized title.
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The unoccupied region separating opposing armies.
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An indefinite area of operation, involvement, jurisdiction, etc.
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(military) The ground between trenches where a soldier from either side would be easily targeted.
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A place where no one can or should be.
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(tennis) The area between the backcourt and the space close to the net, from which it is difficult to return the ball.
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(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.
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Alternative spelling of no man's land.
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Origin of no-man-s-land

  • A dispatch printed in the Times newspaper by Colonel E. Swinton writing as "Eyewitness"
    From Wiktionary