Definition of Killing field

1. Noun. (usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance).




Definition of Killing field

1. Noun. the field of fire of a machine gun or artillery ¹

2. Noun. a place of mass slaughter; especially the Killing Fields of Cambodia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Killing Field

killfiles
killfiling
killfilter
killfilters
killick
killicks
killie
killies
killifish
killifishes
killigrew
killigrews
killikinick
killin'
killing
killing field (current term)
killing floor
killing spree
killing sprees
killing time
killing two birds with one stone
killing zone
killingly
killings
killjoy
killjoys
killock
killocks
killogie
killogies

Literary usage of Killing field

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska by David Starr Jordan, Henry Wood Elliott, Washburn Maynard, Sheldon Jackson, William Gouverneur Morris, Ivan Petroff, Charles Haskins Townsend, Frederick William True, John J. Brice, Leonhard Stejneger (1898)
"The description given of the way in which the bachelors were watched for and bustled off to the killing field before they had ..."

2. Fur Seal Arbitration: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Convened by Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1895)
"... that occasionally smothering occurs, and that there are other episodes happening on and about the killing field which are necessarily incident to and ..."

3. Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two Hundred Song, Game, and Water Birds by Mabel Osgood Wright (1917)
"... it does good service in killing field-mice, beetles, etc., and only seems to eat birds in times of famine. I have never seen but one Saw-whet in this ..."

4. Quantum and Fermion Differential Geometry by Robert Hermann (1977)
"... isometry or a Kähler-killing field if the Lie derivative with respect to A of both the metric terms and the J-tensor is zero. ..."

5. On the Zoological Position of Texas by Edward Drinker Cope (1880)
"The killing field. Natives slaughtering the fur seals ; the skinned carcasses, &c., on the killing ground near the village, St. Paul's Island, Alaska. "No. ..."

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