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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An area where military combat is taking place.
  • noun Slang An area in a city characterized by economic depression and criminal activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
  • noun a military area where combat forces operate

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