blue line

noun

Definition of blue line

: either of two blue lines that divide an ice hockey rink into three equal zones and that separate the offensive and defensive zones from the center-ice neutral zone

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Breaking it down further, sitting anywhere between the two blue lines cost $215 per game in the lower bowl and between $50 and $60 in the arena’s upper deck. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "How much money can Seattle NHL fans expect to pay for tickets? More than in most other sports," 5 Dec. 2018 Melchiori will join the blue line with Panthers AHL affiliate Springfield after spending parts of seven seasons in the Winnipeg organization. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers sign defenseman Julian Melchiori to play on AHL blue line," 13 July 2018 Hanifin was the fifth overall pick in 2015 and joins an already deep blue line that includes Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Hurricanes get Dougie Hamilton in blockbuster trade with Flames," 23 June 2018 Defenders Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle lead the blue line. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Here's what you need to know about the Florida Panthers' 2018-19 schedule," 21 June 2018 Lower bowl tickets from the blue line to the faceoff circle were between $110 and $125 while similar upper deck seating was $50 to $55. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "How much money can Seattle NHL fans expect to pay for tickets? More than in most other sports," 5 Dec. 2018 The backbone of the Eagles’ blue line, Usalis had 24 points as a senior on five goals and 19 assists. BostonGlobe.com, "2017-18 Boys' Hockey All-Scholastics," 7 May 2018 The above image shows the computational grid, rendered as blue lines, as well as the airfoil and the flow solution, showing how the grid adapts itself to the flow. Lee Phillips, Ars Technica, "Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics," 10 Oct. 2018 As gravity pulls at Europa's icy shell, faults form and re-form in the ice — these faults can be seen in the animation as yellow, green and blue lines. Chelsea Gohd, Space.com, "Europa’s Buried Ocean Could Rise to the Surface (Video)," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of blue line

1925, in the meaning defined above

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