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goal line

noun, Sports.
the line that bounds a goal, especially the front line.
Origin of goal line
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A kicked ball had been fumbled on the goal line and there was a battle royal on the part of the players to get the coveted ball.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • The opponents' goalkeeper shall not advance beyond his goal line.

    Association Football John Cameron
  • Tucking it under his arm, with head down, he started for the goal line, well protected.

  • Astro saw that he had kicked the ball over his own goal line.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • Once he was forced by a Princeton fumble, and a march of thirty yards by Yale, to kick from behind his own goal line.

    The Guarded Heights Wadsworth Camp
  • Two tacklers struck Turner, who was practically on his goal line, at the same time, and swept him backward like chaff.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • Putnam Hall got the pigskin to within ten yards of the Dauntless goal line, and then came an unexpected turn of affairs.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • It stopped ten feet short, took a dizzying spin and rolled away from the goal line.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for goal line

goal line

(sport) the line marking each end of the pitch, on which the goals stand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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