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 Running back Damien Williams barreled out of the direct snap to the 1, picking up the first down even as he was stuffed short of the end zone. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Super Bowl: Four key plays that changed the game, helped Chiefs to 31-20 victory against 49ers," 3 Feb. 2020 Three times, Kaepernick targeted receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "History of the 49ers," 30 Jan. 2020 Tennessee simply shrugged and Smith made a juggling catch in the left corner of the end zone. Barry Wilner, The Courier-Journal, "Lamar Jackson sees sensational season upended in Ravens' shocking playoff loss to Titans," 12 Jan. 2020 Henry took a direct snap, then flipped a jump pass to the back of the end zone as Tennessee took a 21-6 lead with 6:54 left in the third quarter. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Derrick Henry: ‘The only player in NFL history …’," 12 Jan. 2020 The Titans made good use of a short field following an interception, scoring on an acrobatic, one-handed catch by Jonnu Smith in the side of the end zone. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "How the Titans Beat the Ravens to Advance to the A.F.C. Championship Game," 12 Jan. 2020 Tennessee simply shrugged and Smith made a juggling catch in the left corner of the end zone. oregonlive, "NFL Playoffs 2020: Tennessee Titans shock the Baltimore Ravens in a Divisional Round playoff," 11 Jan. 2020 Tennessee simply shrugged and Smith made a juggling catch in the left corner of the end zone. Barry Wilner, BostonGlobe.com, "Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game," 11 Jan. 2020 Tennessee simply shrugged and Smith made a juggling catch in the left corner of the end zone. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game," 11 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'end zone.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of end zone

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about end zone

Time Traveler for end zone

Time Traveler

The first known use of end zone was circa 1916

See more words from the same year

Statistics for end zone

Last Updated

17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“End zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20zone. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for end zone

end zone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of end zone

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

More from Merriam-Webster on end zone

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with end zone

Comments on end zone

What made you want to look up end zone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!