end line


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Defining moment: On the deciding goal, Gil froze the defense with a couple feints in the penalty area near the end line, then lofted a cross for Romney. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Apr. 2023 After a Warriors made basket, Russell took the ball and stepped back beyond the end line. Staff Writer Follow, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2023 That's not the end line. Star Tribune, 23 Oct. 2020 Bale, who hasn’t started a game for LAFC but already has two goals, collected the ball near the halfway line, outran two defenders up the wing, rounded them both near the end line and beat RSL keeper Zac MacMath with a left-footed shot from the edge of the six-yard goal area. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 Shakweer fought through two defenders near the end line to send a cross pass to Williams on the left post. Lynn Ramsey, Orlando Sentinel, 11 Feb. 2023 In the 51st minute, Mbappé went down, receiving on-field treatment after a sliding Sofyan Amrabat caught him at the end line. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Dec. 2022 With 20 seconds left, the Toreros applied pressure and nearly forced another turnover but Jamerson was whistled for being on the end line with the ball. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2023 Barry Chin/Globe Staff Eddy also had the lone goal of regulation for Feehan on a ball from Ava Graham about 20 yards off the end line in the 35th minute. Jake Levin, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of end line was in 1893

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“End line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20line. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

end line

: a line marking an end or boundary (as on a playing field)
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