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end zone

Football. an area at each end of the field between the goal line and the end line.
Ice Hockey. an area at each end of the rink between the goal line and the closer of the two blue lines.
Compare neutral zone.
Origin of end zone
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now he was past the line, well into the end zone, and not an opponent was near him.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for end zone

end zone

(American football) the area behind the goals at each end of the field that the ball must cross for a touchdown to be awarded
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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