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

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Goff found Kupp with two beautiful TD throws in the first half, the first hitting Kupp in stride on a 70-yard sprint , and the second eluding two Vikings and dropping into Kupp's hands deep in the end zone. Greg Beacham, Fox News, "Rams top Vikings, 38-31, as Goff throws for 465 yards, 5 TDs," 28 Sep. 2018 The other defensive touchdown came when defensive end Alex Okafor sacked Stafford in the end zone, and safety Kenny Vaccaro was right there to recover the fumble. Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com, "Affecting the passer goes far beyond sacks for Saints defense," 1 June 2018 For example, seats in sections 404-408, which are at the very top of the west side grandstands towards the northern end zone, require a $100 donation per seat. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "TCU football season tickets are available but pickings are slim," 29 May 2018 Bears defensive players roared Wednesday as Prince Amukamara sprinted to the end zone, having intercepted Mitch Trubisky’s pass to the left flat. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Matt Nagy relishing ups and downs of Mitch Trubisky's introduction to Bears offense," 18 Apr. 2018 The entered the lottery again, got tickets to the 1983 event in Albuquerque and sat in the end zone, a few rows from where Charles’ dunk beat Houston. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Thirty-seven consecutive Final Fours and counting, hoops are this group's bond," 31 Mar. 2018 Robinson weaved and bobbed past Minnesota Vikings players who stood in between him and the end zone, running from sideline to sideline to escape the opposition. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The Eagles dominated the Vikings to reach Super Bowl. This Miami native started rout," 22 Jan. 2018 By the time the Steelers were able to find the end zone, there was just a second left in the game. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Mike Tomlin's questionable late-game decisions ended the Steelers' season," 14 Jan. 2018 The field itself is 10 yards longer and a dozen yards wider; each end zone is twice as deep, with the goalpost situated in the middle; the play clock ticks to 20 seconds, not 40. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Johnny Manziel’s Last Chance—as a Backup in the CFL," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of end zone

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

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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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