zone defense
noun Date: 1927 a system of defense (as in basketball or football) in which each player guards an assigned area rather than a specified opponent

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  • Zone defense — is a type of defense, used in team sports, which is the alternative to man to man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area known as a zone to cover. A zone defense… …   Wikipedia

  • zone defense — noun : a system of defense in various sports (as basketball and football) in which each defensive player guards an assigned zone or section of the court or field compare man to man defense * * * Sports. a method of defense, esp. in basketball and …   Useful english dictionary

  • zone defense — noun A defense in which each player covers an area of the court. Outside shooting is essential to beating a zone defense. Ant: man to man defense …   Wiktionary

  • zone defense — {n.} A defense in a sport (as basketball or football) in which each player has to defend a certain area. * /The coach taught his team a zone defense because he thought his players weren t fast enough to defend against individual opponents./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • zone defense — {n.} A defense in a sport (as basketball or football) in which each player has to defend a certain area. * /The coach taught his team a zone defense because he thought his players weren t fast enough to defend against individual opponents./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • zone\ defense — noun A defense in a sport (as basketball or football) in which each player has to defend a certain area. The coach taught his team a zone defense because he thought his players weren t fast enough to defend against individual opponents …   Словарь американских идиом

  • zone defense — Sports. a method of defense, esp. in basketball and football, in which each member of the defensive team guards a specified portion of the playing area. Cf. man to man defense. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Match-up zone defense — is a type of defense used in the game of basketball. It is commonly referred to as a combination defense, as it combines certain aspects of man to man defense and zone defense. Perhaps the most famous user of the match up zone was John Chaney,… …   Wikipedia

  • Zone de defense — Zone de défense Une zone de défense est une circonscription administrative française spécialisée dans l organisation de la défense civile et économique. Comprenant, en métropole, plusieurs régions, les zones de défense font partie de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zone de défense — Une zone de défense est une circonscription administrative française spécialisée dans l organisation de la défense civile et économique. Comprenant, en métropole, plusieurs régions, les zones de défense font partie de l « organisation… …   Wikipédia en Français

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