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zone defense

noun

Simple Definition of zone defense

  • 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zone defense

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

1927

First Known Use of zone defense

1927


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