line of scrimmage

Definition of line of scrimmage

  1. :  an imaginary line in football that is parallel to the goal lines and tangent to the nose of the ball laid on the ground and marks the position of the ball at the start of each down

First Known Use of line of scrimmage

circa 1909


LINE OF SCRIMMAGE Defined for Kids

line of scrimmage

noun

Definition of line of scrimmage for Students

  1. :  an imaginary line in football parallel to the goal lines and running through the place where the ball is laid before each play begins

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