the neutral zone

Definition of the neutral zone

:the middle part of an ice hockey rink that is between the two zones defended by the teams

Word by Word Definitions

neutral play
  1. : one that is neutral

  2. : a neutral color

  3. : a position of disengagement (as of gears)

  1. : not engaged on either side

  2. : of or relating to a neutral state or power

  3. : not decided or pronounced as to characteristics : indifferent

zone play
  1. : any of five great divisions of the earth's surface with respect to latitude and temperature — compare frigid zone, temperate zone, torrid zone

  2. : a portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes

  3. : girdle, belt

  1. : to surround with a zone : encircle

  2. : to arrange in or mark off into zones

  1. : zonal

  2. : of, relating to, or occurring in a zone defense


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