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

Examples of end zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mahomes slipped out of a sack, rolled left, and flung the ball toward the end zone. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "The Story on Sunday Was Tom Brady, but the Super Bowl Was Won with Defense," 8 Feb. 2021 On the Chiefs’ ensuing possession, after a 15-yard penalty pushed the ball back to the Cleveland 38, Henne lofted a deep ball toward the end zone, but hardly near the closest receiver, Demarcus Robinson, and safety Karl Joseph intercepted it. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, "How the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns and reached the A.F.C. championship game.," 17 Jan. 2021 Josh Cameron, a 6-foot-2 receiver at Cedar Park, initially spun off Marsh’s first tackle attempt and headed toward the end zone during the first half of Friday night’s state championship game. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Ty Marsh did it all in Denton Ryan’s title win — and is a perfect example of why the Raiders were dominant all year long," 15 Jan. 2021 Mayfield’s options included five players running routes, including four racing toward the end zone. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Baker Mayfield’s incomplete Hail Mary set a new bar for long throws," 18 Dec. 2020 Bruins safety Quentin Lake measured the trajectory of the ball and made a hard cut toward the end zone, converging with Arizona State’s LV Bunkley-Shelton as the ball arrived. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA scores on late drive to beat Arizona State, giving Chip Kelly first winning record with the Bruins," 5 Dec. 2020 Facing a third-and-goal with less than a minute remaining, Gebbia lunged toward the end zone on a quarterback sneak in pursuit of the go-ahead touchdown. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Tristan Gebbia’s injury ‘significantly more serious’ than thought, Oregon State Beavers may turn to Chance Nolan vs. Utah," 1 Dec. 2020 Barlow took a handoff at the Bulldogs’ own 1-yard line and sprinted 98 yards toward the end zone. The Arizona Republic, "Roundup of key Arizona high school quarterfinal playoff games," 27 Nov. 2020 As Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tried to throw a short out route in the first quarter and Detroit leading 7-0, Watt hoisted his massive hands in the air and plucked away the pass before turning and racing toward the end zone. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Texans' J.J. Watt returns interception for touchdown vs. Lions on Thanksgiving," 26 Nov. 2020

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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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23 Feb 2021

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“End zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20zone. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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