end zone


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

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Before that, the Bengals reached the Super Bowl after the 1988 season, but lost to San Francisco, 20-16, when Joe Montana hit John Taylor in the end zone from 10 yards out. Jacob Bogage, chicagotribune.com, "Toronto is now the saddest sports city. Unless it's Cincinnati. Or maybe it's still Washington.," 10 May 2018 Watch University of Michigan football commit Jake Moody kick the ball into the end zone from his own 20 yard line. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Jim Harbaugh has his staff, but can he fix offense's efficiency?," 21 Feb. 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette scored his first career postseason touchdown Sunday with his leap into the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 1. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Watch: Leonard Fournette starts fast, scores first 2 NFL playoff touchdowns early," 14 Jan. 2018 The Storm added another score on a 13-yard touchdown run by Lloyd, but an interception by Snohomish’s Caden Keithley in the end zone with less than a minute to go sealed the victory. David Krueger, The Seattle Times, "Snohomish turns it up to ‘Panther level’ to upset No. 6 Squalicum for WesCo 3A title," 26 Oct. 2018 Trask led two scoring drives before Franks got the Gators in the end zone with a 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Moral Stephens following a cagey play-action fake by Franks. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UF QB Feleipe Franks flounders, Kyle Trask gains ground during Gator scrimmage," 31 Mar. 2018 The North keep the South out of the end zone with a timely INT. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Watch Shaw product Secdrick Cooper get Senior Bowl interception," 27 Jan. 2018 Rookie running back Christian McCaffrey had a 56-yard catch-and-run into the end zone with 4:09 left to trail 31-26. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Drew Brees picks apart Carolina Panthers; New Orleans Saints win 31-26 at Superdome," 7 Jan. 2018 On 3rd and goal, Peters throws an interception in the end zone with 7:53 left in game. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Game recap: South Carolina 26, Michigan 19," 1 Jan. 2018

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circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of end zone

: the area beyond the goal line at each end of the field in American football

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