Definition of killing zone in English:

killing zone

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(also kill zone)


  • 1The area of a military engagement with a high concentration of fatalities.
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    • Successful decisive combat operations are characterized by the application of overwhelming precision firepower in a killing zone while countering the enemy's ability to effectively return fire.
    • At the onset of the war, both American and South Vietnamese government troops were routinely caught blindly entering the kill zone of enemy ambush sites.
    • Proper training and preparation allowed us to react to the ambush, exit the kill zone, and effectively return fire against the enemy.
  • 2An area of the human body where entry of a projectile would cause death, especially as indicated on a target for shooting practice.
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    • A simple paper plate is about the size of the kill zone on most big game animals.
    • I had the crosshairs on his kill zone when a thought crossed my mind: ‘Is he the legal 15 inches tall?’ At 100 yards, it was hard to be sure.
    • Amazingly, the buck stopped right where the doe had - 15 yards in front of the stand, his kill zone perfectly exposed.

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