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dead-ball line

[ ded-bawl ]

noun

, Rugby.
  1. the line at each end of the field parallel to and not over 25 yards (23 meters) behind the goal line.


dead-ball line

noun

  1. rugby a line not more than 22 metres behind the goal line at each end of the field beyond which the ball is out of play


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dead-ball line1

First recorded in 1890–95

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