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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So on second down, quarterback Ryan Tannehill takes the snap and searches the end zone for an open receiver. Armando Salguero, miamiherald, "Miami Dolphins offense might have a 'problem' unseen by team in years," 5 June 2018 On another play with the Lions at their own 1-yard line, defensive end Cameron Jordan tipped a pass to himself and then caught it in the end zone for another touchdown. Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com, "Affecting the passer goes far beyond sacks for Saints defense," 1 June 2018 Morgan caught the pass on the 31-yard-line and made it into the end zone for a 66-yard touchdown reception to give the Patriots a 30-17 lead. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, "Andy Johnson, former running back for the New England Patriots, dies at 65," 17 May 2018 Connolly tackled tailback Branden Leon in the end zone for a safety, making the Connollys’ drive from the Phoenix area worthwhile. Michael Lev, azcentral, "Defense ahead of offense in Arizona Wildcats scrimmage," 7 Apr. 2018 In 2011, the NFL moved the spot of the kickoff forward from the 30-yard line to the 35, drastically increasing the number of kickoffs that cross into the end zone for touchbacks. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Packers President Warns NFL Could Eliminate Kickoffs," 28 Mar. 2018 Tight end Jimmy Graham, a supreme red zone threat, came aboard in free agency and should truly feast in the end zone with No. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Packers training camp questions: Besides Aaron Rodgers' return, why else might Green Bay surge?," 11 July 2018 Watts-Jackson suffered a broken hip at the end of the run when Michigan's Jake Butt tackled him into the end zone. Chris Nelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Jalen Watts-Jackson on leaving Michigan State: 'I don't have any regrets'," 7 July 2018 By the start of the 2016 season, Florida State had added a huge new video board, ripped out bleacher seats and replaced them with chairbacks and added premium areas in the south end zone. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The Message Behind the Money: How Texas A&M Landed Jimbo Fisher," 28 June 2018

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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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