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
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American football the area behind the goals at each end of the field that the ball must cross for a touchdown to be awarded
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