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 Stanford’s defense was so badly stumped, Keister said the field was wide open all the way to the end zone. Ndaschel, oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2023 Eagle exclaimed as Kelce and his teammates celebrated in the end zone. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 With 12 seconds remaining before halftime and the Jets having driven to the Cowboys’ 16-yard line, Zach Wilson almost threw a second touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson, who was wide open in the end zone, but the ball was tipped by a Dallas defender and skidded well short of its mark. Ken Belson, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 The Ravens rolled to the end zone on their first drive and answered every blow from the defending AFC North champion Bengals to earn an upset in Cincinnati. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 Hafley rolled the dice again on fourth down, and Castellanos fought his way into the end zone. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2023 Hartman finished with 330 yards passing and powered into the end zone from the 1 in the third quarter. Curt Rallo, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 The cheerleader executed some backflips in the end zone before his pants fell to his ankles. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 16 Sep. 2023 The Dolphins came right back, however, and moved into Chargers’ territory before J.C. Jackson intercepted Tagovailoa in the end zone on a deep pass. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 See More

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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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“End zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20zone. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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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