[ ded-bawl ]
/ ˈdɛdˌbɔl /
the line at each end of the field parallel to and not over 25 yards (23 meters) behind the goal line.
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- dead wood,
- dead zone,
- dead, book of the,
- dead-air space,
- dead-cat bounce,
- dead-end host,
- dead-man's fingers
Origin of dead-ball line
First recorded in 1890–95
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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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