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touchline

[ tuhch-lahyn ]

noun

, Rugby, Soccer.
  1. any of the outer lines line bordering the playing field.


touchline

/ ˈtʌtʃˌlaɪn /

noun

  1. either of the lines marking the side of the playing area in certain games, such as rugby


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Word History and Origins

Origin of touchline1

First recorded in 1545–55; touch + line 1
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Example Sentences

The half-holiday must not be spent in shivering on a touchline and then crowding round a fire.

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