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Places where war and fighting take place

bastion

noun

a place where an army has strong defences

battlefield

noun

a place where a battle takes place or where one took place in the past

battlefield

noun

a place where groups of people violently oppose each other

beachhead

noun

an area on a beach or beside a river that an army takes control of in order to attack further into the land

breach

noun

a space made in a wall, fence, or line of defence, especially during a military attack

bridgehead

noun

a strong position held by an army on enemy land from which they can attack

buffer zone

noun

an area of land between two armed forces that they are not allowed to enter, making it less likely that they will attack each other

cockpit

noun

a place where there is fighting

disputed

adjective

a disputed area is one that different countries claim belongs to them, so that there is a disagreement or war between them

dugout

noun

a hole or tunnel in the ground used as a shelter by soldiers during a battle

emplacement

noun

a place where a large gun is put and fired

field

noun

an area of land where people fight a battle

front

noun

a front line in a war

front line

noun

the area where two armies face each other and fight during a war

hot spot

noun

a place where there is often a lot of violence or fighting

killing fields

noun

an area where a lot of people have been killed, usually in a war

minefield

noun

an area where bombs have been hidden under the ground or under water

no-man’s-land

noun

an area of land that separates two armies

outpost

noun

a military camp that is far away from the army

safe area

noun

an area where people who are not soldiers are protected from danger or an attack

sector

noun

a part of an area, especially an area that is controlled by the armed forces

stronghold

noun

a place where people fighting an enemy can defend or organize themselves

supply line

noun

a road, path etc along which supplies are brought, especially to an army during a war

theatre

noun

an area where there is fighting during a war

trench

noun

a trench used by soldiers to protect themselves from enemy attack

the trenches

noun

the system of trenches in northern France and Belgium used by soldiers during the First World War

trouble spot

noun

a place where there is often trouble, especially a country or region where fighting between opposing groups often happens

war zone

noun

an area where people are fighting a war

on the ground

in the place being discussed, especially a place where there is a war or another serious situation

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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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