the area of the sky in the plane of the Milky Way where interstellar dust obscures visible light so that no distant galaxies can be observed.
- Zone defense
a method of defense, especially in basketball and football, in which each member of the defensive team guards a specified portion of the playing area.
- Zone of fire
the area within which a unit is prepared to place its fire.
- Zone of leaching
. zone of leaching See A horizon.
- Zone of interior
the part of a theater of war not included in the theater of operations.