no-fly zone


no-fly zone
no-fly zones
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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. 2008.

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  • 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

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  • 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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