the red zone

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the red zone

American football
:the area of the field that is inside an opponent's 20-yard line

Word by Word Definitions

red play
  1. : of the color red

  2. : having red as a distinguishing color

  3. : flushed especially with anger or embarrassment

  1. : a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum

  2. : red clothing

  3. : one that is of a red or reddish color: such as

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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