a line that marks the start of a race.
Track and Field. a line that a competitor is not allowed to step over while performing in certain events, as the triple jump or javelin throw.
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Origin of scratch line
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for scratch line
To facilitate the measurement, a line shall be drawn parallel to and 300 ft. in front of the scratch-line.