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end zone

Football. an area at each end of the field between the goal line and the end line.
Ice Hockey. an area at each end of the rink between the goal line and the closer of the two blue lines.
Compare neutral zone.
Origin of end zone
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for end zone
  • One map shows it splitting the goal posts in the north end zone.
  • Tilt your phone forward to sprint to the end zone while tapping to juke, jump, and spin around defenders.
  • He breaks toward the ball, intercepts it, and dashes twenty-six yards into the end zone.
  • Because of space constraints, the goal post has been placed on the outfield wall with the other end zone near home plate.
  • If the team takes the ball again into the end zone, another two points are gained.
  • Suddenly, a white streak hits the uprights in the end zone with a deafening roar.
  • The field was set up with one end zone in left field and the other by the dugout on the first base side of the field.
British Dictionary definitions for end zone

end zone

(American football) the area behind the goals at each end of the field that the ball must cross for a touchdown to be awarded
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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