Dictionary

zone defense

noun

sports : a way of playing defense in football, basketball, etc., by having each player on a team guard a certain area of the field or court

Full Definition of ZONE DEFENSE

:  a system of defense (as in basketball or football) in which each player guards an assigned area rather than a specified opponent

First Known Use of ZONE DEFENSE

1927

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: zone firePrevious Word in the Dictionary: zone axisAll Words Near: zone defense
May 30, 2015
metadata Hear it
data about other data
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears