end zone


: a zone at the end of a playing area (such as a field or rink): such as
: the area at each end of a football field bounded by the end line, the goal line, and the sidelines
: 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 After the kick, plays begins when the ball is either caught or hits the ground in the landing zone (between the receiving team’s 20-yard line and goal line) or is returned from the end zone. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 10 June 2024 The bulk of Boise State’s capital expenses in FY ‘23 were for the purchase of new LED light fixtures at Albertsons Stadium and the replacement of the north video board in the stadium’s north end zone. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 9 June 2024 Lock got flushed out of the pocket to the left by Kayvon Thibodeaux, rolled out to extend the play and launched the ball deep to the left side of the end zone. Pat Leonard, New York Daily News, 6 June 2024 Below, on the field of the university’s Saluki Stadium, a dance troupe performed between end zones painted deep maroon. Chris Kenning, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for end zone 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of end zone was circa 1916

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Cite this Entry

“End zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20zone. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

end zone

: the area where points are scored beyond the goal line at each end of a football field
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