finish line


Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

Examples of finish line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the weeks preceding their final summit, the hazy finish line sharpened into focus, powering their steps. Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 Atha won the girls’ race by over 2 1/2 minutes, but Havre de Grace placed four runners in the top nine to appear the likely winner as the runners filed past the finish line. Bill Blewett,, 10 Nov. 2021 My husband and son greeted me at the finish line with hugs. Andrea Ball, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2021 Senator Sinema has been a real leader in trying to get us to the finish line with that, along with Senator Klobuchar, Senator Schumer, others on all sides of our party. NBC News, 7 Nov. 2021 Yet shortly after Corniche crossed the finish line at Del Mar, Churchill Downs issued a press release crediting the colt with none of the 20 qualifying points that would have normally gone to the winner. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 7 Nov. 2021 Veterans were also honored at the DAV 5K on Castle Island Saturday, where service members and other participants ran or walked to the race’s finish line inside Fort Independence., 6 Nov. 2021 But there is zero chance at this point that anyone is considering reaching the finish line in a cab. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 The president also engaged the process, calling Democrats directly, in his latest burst of outreach to try to shepherd the two measures across the finish line in the chamber. Tony Romm, Marianna Sotomayor And Mike Debonis, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of finish line

1899, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2021

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“Finish line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of finish line

: a line that marks the end of a race

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Kids Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse


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