Definition of strike zone in US English:

strike zone


  • An area over home plate extending approximately from the armpits to the knees of a batter when in the batting position. The ball must be pitched through this area in order for a strike to be called.

    • ‘Trouble is, to hear most players and managers talk about it, the new strike zone never has been enforced.’
    • ‘Most of the time, the ball comes in below the strike zone, but it's thrown so hard the batter has no chance to adjust.’
    • ‘He sees the same strike zone in both leagues these days - which is to say, a lower and wider one than in years past.’
    • ‘Perez starts mapping the plate with his hands and an imaginary strike zone.’
    • ‘Like the strike zone in baseball, right of way can vary slightly depending on which referee you have.’


strike zone

/ˈstraɪk ˌzoʊn/