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no-man's-landnoun

uk   /ˈnəʊ.mænz.lænd/  us   /ˈnoʊ.mænz.lænd/
[S or U] an area or strip of land that no one owns or controls, such as a strip of land between two countries' borders, especially in a war: to be lost/stranded/stuck in no-man's-land They found themselves trapped in the no-man's-land between the two warring factions.
[S] a situation or area of activity where there are no rules, or that no one understands or controls because it belongs neither to one type nor another: The families of people who die in custody are in a legal no-man's-land when they try to discover what went wrong.

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no-man's-landnoun [C usually sing]

 /ˈnoʊ ˌmænz ˌlænd/
an area or strip of land that no one owns or controls, such as a strip of land between two countriesborders
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