zone defense


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

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