goal line


Definition of goal line

: a line at either end and usually running the width of a playing area on which a goal or goalpost is situated

Examples of goal line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once upon a time, Scurry was so comfortable in that alone space, standing on the goal line facing down the opposition. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2022 The original call was that Josh Morrissey had kept the puck out the net with his stick, but a video review after play showed the puck across the goal line. San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Feb. 2022 With 58 seconds remaining in the first half, Jackson and nose tackle Eddie Goldman converged on running back Devontae Booker near the Giants end zone with Jackson ripping the football from Booker’s hands and securing it across the goal line. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 4 Jan. 2022 The Spartans got on the board first, set up by an opening kickoff by freshman Stephen Rusnak that bounced inside the goal line and pinned Pitt at its own 2 and a three-and-out stop by the defense. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 31 Dec. 2021 Valdes-Scantling lunged across the goal line for the final yard, beating Baltimore's Robert Jackson in the process. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Dec. 2021 Valdes-Scantling lunged across the goal line for the final yard, beating Baltimore's Robert Jackson in the process. Jr Radcliffe, USA TODAY, 19 Dec. 2021 His 9-yard touchdown catch was impressive for his getting across the goal line, finding an open space in the Carolina zone and waiting for Tua to deliver the ball. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Nov. 2021 Backup quarterback Jordon Brookshire straining to thrust the ball across the goal line with a defender dangling from his ankles. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of goal line

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goal line was in 1860

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Last Updated

28 Jun 2022

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“Goal line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goal%20line. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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Kids Definition of goal line

: a line that must be crossed to score a goal


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