finish line


: a line marking the end of a racecourse

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There could be some momentum to get Sohn across the finish line. Kevin Collier, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2023 McCarthy may have no choice but to rely on a few Democrats, in addition to a majority of Republicans, to get a deal across the finish line. Lanhee J. Chen, CNN, 3 Feb. 2023 There are four parts: breakaway walls, climbing over walls and under tables, a tire run and a blocking sled carrying a coach across the finish line. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 2 Feb. 2023 The four-part Gauntlet, each segment 40-yards in length, includes a series of breakaway walls, a section of climbing over walls and under tables, a tire run and a blocking sled carrying a Legend coach across the finish line. cleveland, 2 Feb. 2023 On Saturday night against the Lakers, Brown carried the Celtics across the finish line, scoring or assisting on 25 of the team’s final 44 points on his way to a 37-point performance, with 20 points coming in the fourth quarter and overtime. Christopher L. Gasper,, 31 Jan. 2023 Wild at Heart, but that the Samuel Goldwyn Company wasn’t going to be able or willing to do enough to get her across the finish line. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Jan. 2023 Showing appreciation along the way promotes productivity and helps get your team across the finish line strong. Scott Johnson, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 Fans learned all about this one during the 2019 Kentucky Derby when Maximum Security — first across the finish line — was disqualified. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 24 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finish line was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Finish line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse
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