- a line marking the end of a race.
Origin of finish line
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for finish line
It was still a close race between these two as the finish-line was neared.The Rival Campers
Ruel Perley Smith
As the two machines, one white and the other red, raced toward the finish-line, the crowd grew nearly frantic.
But could he get around the track completely and then cross the finish-line with a margin to his credit?