end zone

noun

Definition of end zone

: a zone at the end of a playing area (such as a field or rink): such as
a : the area at each end of a football field bounded by the end line, the goal line, and the sidelines
b : the part of an ice hockey rink between each blue line and the nearer end of the rink

Examples of end zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jordan Ta’amu in the end zone with 3:44 left in the third quarter with Birmingham leading 14-12. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 19 June 2022 So Patmon runs his routes into the end zone with newfound precision, turning for a loft from Matt Ryan or Nick Foles before talking through the technique with Reggie Wayne. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 9 June 2022 Marion Barber III, a bruising running back for the Dallas Cowboys who regularly busted into the end zone but whose life took a downward turn after his playing days were over, was found dead on Wednesday in his home in Frisco, Texas, north of Dallas. New York Times, 2 June 2022 Meanwhile, the Generals won their fifth consecutive game as backup quarterback Luis Perez plowed his way into the end zone as time expired to defeat the Houston Gamblers. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 28 May 2022 Gordon then delivered an 8-yard strike to Taunton grad Trent Santos in the back of the end zone for what stood up as the winner in a 20-17 thriller, the exclamation point to a game that was played for the first time since 2019. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2022 Arizona State's Herm Edwards and Northern Arizona's Chris Ball -- stood near the back line of the end zone. Drew Schott, The Arizona Republic, 3 June 2022 That was the predicament the Miami Dolphins found themselves in when the team’s social media accounts posted a video of Tua Tagovailoa throwing an undefended deep pass to Tyreek Hill from the back of the end zone on Tuesday. Omar Kelly, Sun Sentinel, 11 May 2022 Dorian Thompson-Robinson sprinted toward the corner of the end zone. Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of end zone

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of end zone was circa 1916

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Last Updated

5 Jul 2022

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“End zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20zone. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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