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

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His first pass from the 5-yard line Thursday was to wide receiver Seth Roberts, who, with close coverage from cornerback Marlon Humphrey, dropped it in the end zone. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens QB Lamar Jackson saved his best for last at minicamp. Now comes an important break.," 13 June 2019 Third-year linebacker Nicholas Morrow stayed with Brown, knocking down the pass in the end zone. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders defense will be better, but by how much?," 4 June 2019 Washington State football players take a knee in the end zone in honor of former teammate Tyler Hilinski, who took his own life last January. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "College Sports’ Newest Need: Psychologists," 8 Nov. 2018 The second category of seats about even with the end zones in the 100 and 200 levels require a $200-$1,000 donation and a $100 gift. J. Brady Mccollough, latimes.com, "Most USC season-ticket holders will have to pay more in a renovated Coliseum in 2019," 1 June 2018 Gotta spend money to make money – and to win in college football – and the Boilermakers are investing in better and bigger (much, much bigger) video scoreboards in each end zone. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: IU, Purdue are actually, finally trying to win in football," 5 June 2019 Johnson, who says his trade request wasn’t in response to the Kareem Hunt signing. spent much of his time working with the backups, but worked hard as usual, and plowed into the end zone for a red zone TD at one point. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Freddie Kitchens on Duke Johnson still wanting the Browns to trade him: ‘I expect him to have a good year’," 4 June 2019 The same couldn’t be said for Josh Rosen, who threw an interception to Jalen Davis in the end zone that might have been returned 100-plus yards for a touchdown if this were a game. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "Here’s where Dolphins’ quarterback battle stands with two days left in offseason program," 4 June 2019 Out is the large student terrace and large scoreboard that was to cut into the south end zone upper deck, according to documents set to be presented Thursday at a Board of Trustees obtained by AL.com. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al.com, "Big changes made to Bryant-Denny Stadium renovation plan," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of end zone

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

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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

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