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end line

noun, Sports.
a line at each end of a court or playing field at right angles to the sidelines that defines one of the lengthwise boundaries of the playing area.
a line at each end of a football field parallel to and 10 yards (9 meters) behind the goal line.
Origin of end line
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The ball had to be simply driven over the end line to count a score.

  • That final rush met with so little opposition that Cole went stumbling and falling half-way to the end line!

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Rouse the cable out through the hawse-hole, slacking up on the end line, and tricing up if necessary.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • Take out the turns by the first line passed in, and haul in again on the end line.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana

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