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

First Known Use of end zone

circa 1916


END ZONE Defined for English Language Learners

end zone

noun

Definition of end zone for English Language Learners

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


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