no-fly zone

,no-`fly ,zone noun count
an area that an airplane must not fly into because it may be attacked by airplanes belonging to an enemy

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • No-fly zone — This article is about the prevention of flight in a region of airspace by the application or threat of military power. For information on prevention of flight ordinarily enforced by civil regulation or legal means, see Prohibited airspace. A no… …   Wikipedia

  • no-fly zone — /noh fluy / an area over which no military flights are allowed. [1991] * * * no fly zone noun An area in which (esp military) aircraft are not permitted to fly • • • Main Entry: ↑no * * * no fly zone UK US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • No-Fly Zone —    Following the abortive Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein in March 1991 and the horrific Kurdish refugee exodus that ensued, the United States, Great Britain, and France    imposed a no fly zone above the 36th parallel in Iraq to allow… …   Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

  • no-fly zone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms no fly zone : 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 …   English dictionary

  • no-fly zone — /noˈflaidzon, ingl. nəuˈflaɪzəun/ [loc. ingl., propr. «zona (zone) con divieto (no) di volo (fly)»] loc. sost. f. inv. zona di non sorvolo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • no-fly zone — no fly zones N COUNT A no fly zone is an area of sky where military and other aircraft are not allowed to fly, especially because of a war …   English dictionary

  • no-fly zone — /noʊ ˈflaɪ zoʊn/ (say noh fluy zohn) noun an area over which all or specified aircraft are forbidden to fly: *The no fly zone around the Statue of Liberty was imposed yesterday and bans flights within one nautical mile of the monument until… …   Australian English dictionary

  • no-fly zone — no fly .zone n an area that only particular aircraft are allowed to enter, and in which other aircraft could be attacked …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • no-fly zone — no′ fly′ zone n. mil an area over which no military flights are allowed • Etymology: 1991 …   From formal English to slang

  • no-fly zone — noun an airspace in which aircraft, especially military aircraft, are forbidden to fly …   Wiktionary

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