inbounds line


Definition of inbounds line

: either of two broken lines running the length of a football field at right angles to the yard lines

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Recent Examples on the Web At least two players must line up outside of the yard-line number and two players between the inbound line and yard-line number. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "NFL owners approve rule changes for kickoff, review of ejections," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of inbounds line

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Inbounds line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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