One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly Hockey and Lacrosse either of the marked areas in front of or surrounding the goal at each end of the pitch.
2Netball either of the marked semicircular areas surrounding the goals at each end of the court, within which the goal shooter or goal attack may take a shot at goal.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Biddeford (Maine) Daily Journal.
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