end line


Definition of end line

: a line marking an end or boundary especially of a playing area: such as
a : a line at either end of a football field 10 yards beyond and parallel to the goal line
b : a line at either end of a court (as in basketball or tennis) perpendicular to the sidelines

Examples of end line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kinda cut to the end line and while the ball was likely going out of play, Herrera whiffed on the ball and kicked Kinda’s shins, resulting in head referee Kevin Stott pointing to the spot. The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Nov. 2021 Ammar made a great run down the sideline, got to the end line and crossed it in — easy tap in, back post. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, 7 Nov. 2021 With 3:45 left in the half, the Generals appeared to score a second goal, but a header by James Anderson was cleared by defender Kai Khual, who was perched on the end line. Craig Clary, baltimoresun.com, 14 Oct. 2021 The play set up as McNamara pulled back a pass from the end line. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 Rising took a 3-2 lead in the 35th minute after a heel pass from Darren Mattocks left Rodriguez with an open look at goal, 15-yards from the end line. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021 Sophia Smith dribbled to the end line and crossed back into the box for Moultrie. oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2021 Moments later, Rubio Rubin chipped LA’s goalkeeper onto to have the ball cleared from the end line at the last second. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 July 2021 So after rolling the ball away, Lloyd walked slowly to the end line and, with no one watching, ran a series of wind sprints. Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of end line

1893, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2022

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“End line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20line. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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