strike zone

noun Baseball.
the area above home plate extending from the batter's knees to his or her shoulders.

1945–50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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strike zone

(baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike 
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Example sentences
He didn't go after bad pitches, no matter how many pitchers tried to derail his
  record chase by avoiding the strike zone.
His bat was a machete, ripping through the strike zone as if it were cutting
  sugar cane.
For a pitcher, it's the strike zone over home plate that suddenly begins to
  jump around.
Applicants must have helmets for every individual in the strike zone.
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