end zone

noun
1.
Football. an area at each end of the field between the goal line and the end line.
2.
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:
1910–15

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end zone
 
n
American football the area behind the goals at each end of the field that the ball must cross for a touchdown to be awarded

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Example sentences
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.
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