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15:43 Mar 20, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Zona de despeje
A zone where theres no protection of the army. It is free from any control of the government.
Local time: 12:32

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naclear zone
Claudia Porta
nademilitarized zone
Yolanda Broad
nademilitarized zone



6 mins
demilitarized zone

turned over the concept of a military clear zone before it hit me. But this is the JAG A.F. language.

Local time: 19:32
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demilitarized zone

Found using Google:

In the Heart of Darkness
... square miles of guerrilla territory, an area officially known as the zona de despeje (demilitarized zone), or the "laboratory of peace," but unofficially as ...

    Google search results, SP/EN:
Yolanda Broad
United States
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clear zone

This is what a clear zone is (in Spanish, zona de despeje) from the technical point of view:
The total roadside border area, starting at the edge of the travelled way, available for safe use by errant vehicles. This area may consist of a shoulder, a recovable slope, a non-recovable slope, and/or a clear run-out area. The desired width is dependent upon the traffic volumes and speeds, and on the roadside geometry.

hope it helps! :)

    Roadside Design Guide -AASHTO- 1989 - Glossary
Claudia Porta
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