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

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Takes One to the Face Bjarnason of Iceland gets to the end line, but a possible promising cross is blocked by Corluka’s face. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Croatia Crushes Iceland’s World Cup Dream," 27 June 2018 So there will be a catch rule for catches in the field of play but that doesn't apply to the sidelines or end line? Peter King, SI.com, "Odell Beckham Trade to the Rams: Counting the Ways The Rumored Blockbuster Could Make Sense," 28 Mar. 2018 Another Colombian Hurt Johan Mojica is down, apparently injured near Colombia’s end line. Joel Petterson, New York Times, "Colombia Emerges From the World Cup Chaos, Booting Senegal," 29 June 2018 Mario Mandzukic scored the game-winning goal for Croatia in the 109th minute, and while the team was celebrating, England tried to pull a fast one and score with Croatia's outfield players all off the pitch behind the English end line. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "WATCH: England Tried to Score While Croatia Was Celebrating Go-Ahead Goal," 12 July 2018 The ball bounced near the end line after the punch, and Blessing managed to gather it. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City falls 4-1 at LAFC, extends MLS losing streak," 9 July 2018 Kane had a chance to double the lead in the 30th minute when Subasic made a sliding save on his short-range shot and Kane’s follow-up effort from the end line hit the post and bounced off the keeper and up as the flag went up. Ronald Blum, BostonGlobe.com, "Croatia reaches first World Cup final," 11 July 2018 Kevin Ellis, who returned to the starting XI to fill the spot left by Kappelhof, dribbled to the end line to set up the striker's close-range finish. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Fire's unbeaten streak ends with a loss in Vancouver," 7 July 2018 Hwang Hee-Chan gets to the end line and floats a ball to the back post, but Chucky Lozano flies in to break it up and prevent Lee Yong from getting a foot on it. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Love Story: Mexico Wins Again and Its Fans Roar for the Coach," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of end line

1893, in the meaning defined above

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