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no-fly zone



  1. an area in which aeroplanes may not fly, esp during wartime
  2. a taboo subject

Example Sentences Including 'no-fly zone'

"There were yesterday four firings against our aircraft flying in the southern no-fly zone ," he said.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Air traffic bosses have been asked to make the area a no-fly zone to fend off unwanted cameramen.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Jennifer Ziemann said she had heard U. S. and British planes drop bombs while she was visiting a hospital in Iraq's northern no-fly zone.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Operation Southern Watch polices the no-fly zone in the south, and is made up of 150 British and American aircraft and 6000 forces.
Spiked (2003)
The establishment of a no-fly zone in southern Iraq was part of the same process.
Butt, Gerald A Rock and a Hard Place
US defence chiefs said the bombing was in response to Iraqi threats to allied planes enforcing a no-fly zone.
Sun, News of the World (2001)


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