no-fly zone

/noh"fluy"/
an area over which no military flights are allowed.
[1991]

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no-fly zone noun
An area in which (esp military) aircraft are not permitted to fly
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no-fly zone UK US noun [countable] [singular no-fly zone plural no-fly zones]
an area that a plane must not fly into because it may be attacked by planes belonging to an enemy
Thesaurus: relating to operating aircrafthyponym

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no-fly zone «NOH FLY»,
an area where certain kinds of flights are prohibited: »

The United States will again press the U.N. Security Council to enforce a “no-fly zone” over Bosnia (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

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n. a designated area over which aircraft may not fly without risk of interception, esp. during a conflict

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noun, pl ⋯ zones [count]
technical : an area where military airplanes are not allowed to fly during a conflict or war

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ˌno-ˈfly zone f54 [no-fly zone no-fly zones] noun
an area above a country where planes from other countries are not allowed to fly

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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