end line

noun

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 Mueller hurdled a defender in the Salvadoran box, driving toward the end line before cutting the ball backward. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando City star Chris Mueller dazzles in USMNT debut," 9 Dec. 2020 Situated in the middle of the back row about five feet from the end line next to Paulette, Lake sprinted toward the ball that was headed out of bounds. Dennis Victory, al, "See 5 things from the AHSAA volleyball state championship tournament," 1 Nov. 2020 Autman-Bell leapt to snag the ball and tapped down his left foot millimeters from the end line, and Minnesota won in double overtime. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, "Chris Autman-Bell emerges as top Gophers receiver — with a bonus," 22 Oct. 2020 If a fencer retreats beyond the end line of the strip, the opponent wins a point. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 8 Oct. 2020 However, there's no way to know if that ball just bounces up in the air and the Browns down it there -- or closer to the end line -- anyway. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Philip Rivers melts down late; Colts defense struggles early in 32-23 loss vs. Browns," 11 Oct. 2020 If a fencer retreats beyond the end line of the strip, the opponent wins a point. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 8 Oct. 2020 Felipe Mora opened the scoring for the Timbers in the 14th minute after Yimmi Chara ran onto a pass to the end line from his brother, Diego Chara, and cut the ball back into the box. oregonlive, "Portland Timbers trounce LA Galaxy 6-3, improve league-best away goals record," 7 Oct. 2020 If a fencer retreats beyond the end line of the strip, the opponent wins a point. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 24 Sep. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'end line.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of end line

1893, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about end line

Time Traveler for end line

Time Traveler

The first known use of end line was in 1893

See more words from the same year

Statistics for end line

Last Updated

23 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“End line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20line. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

Comments on end line

What made you want to look up end line? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!