blue line


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

Examples of blue line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Orr revolutionized his position and made spin-o-rama moves at the blue line that left jaws hanging. New York Times, 17 June 2022 It was unassisted: a high shot nearly from the blue line that sailed waist-high past at least three Rangers as well as Corey Perry of the Lightning camped in the crease, then most importantly Igor Shesterkin, who could do nothing., 10 June 2022 With the Wings up, 4-2, Lindros vented his frustration near Detroit’s blue line by raising his stick toward Konstantinov, possibly in an attempt to spear him. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 31 May 2022 Note that the Bitcoin price is now back above the 50-day moving average (the blue line) and that this moving average is now turning back upward. John Navin, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 Fourth-year defenseman Matt Roy has the best plus/minus rating on the team’s blue line. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2022 What really stood out, as Bess, Taylor and numerous other passengers before them noted, is the thin blue line of atmosphere blanketing the Earth. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 3 May 2022 The backbreaker came early in the second, when Montreal’s Artturi Lehkonen turned over the puck at the Lightning blue line during a Canadiens line change, and the Lightning struck the other way with Nikita Kucherov capping a 2-on-the-goalie break., 5 July 2021 The center of the square was overtaken by a blue line, a Finnish flag, an apple tree, and finally an American flag, which kept being snuffed out by digital vandals and then flickering back to life. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blue line

1925, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2022

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“Blue line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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