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neutral zone

n.
1. Football An imaginary area as wide as the length of the football extending across the field between the lines of scrimmage, in which the presence of any player other than the center at the snap of the ball constitutes a violation of the rules.
2. Sports The area of an ice hockey rink between the two bluelines that is neither an offensive nor a defensive zone.

neutral zone

Area between the two lines of scrimmage.
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The incident happened at the neutral zone, shortly after setting off from Madinat Zayed just before the official start of stage one.
They even did not mind that third and three when Alabama kindly lined up in the neutral zone, providing a sweat-less first down.
Khafji is part of the neutral zone which is operated jointly by the two Arab nations and production is divided equally.
Recognizing what remains stable throughout the neutral zone and who you can rely on for support are both important strategies for success.
The DTE Energy Foundation funds will be used to expand the scope of work that the Neutral Zone has been doing in Southeast Michigan since 2010.
Any delay in the restart of the Neutral Zone field that produced 280,000 to 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) before environmental problems forced its closure in October 2014 will be seen as a boost to global oil markets struggling to shake off a glut that has sent prices diving over the past two years.
5 million bpd by the end of 2015, including from the Neutral Zone, from around 3.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have begun talks to resolve a dispute that halted oil production in the neutral zone between the Gulf neighbours, the Kuwaiti oil minister said.
Kuwait City, Kuwait | AFP -- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have begun talks to resolve a dispute that halted oil production in the neutral zone between the Gulf neighbours, the Kuwaiti oil minister said.
Kuwait City -- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have begun talks to resolve a dispute that halted oil production in the neutral zone between the Gulf neighbours, the Kuwaiti oil minister said.
KUWAIT CITY - Saudi Arabia has told Kuwait it wants to halt production from a jointly operated oilfield in the neutral zone between the two countries, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Thursday.
UN peacekeepers patrol to prevent clashes between the two communities - and in some places the neutral zone tapers to just ten feet wide.