receiving line


Definition of receiving line

: a group of people who stand in a line and individually welcome guests (as at a wedding reception)

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Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye: 10, Auction: $8) Westbrook led the Jags with a 66/717/5 receiving line on 101 targets and added 98 rushing yards in 2018., "Fantasy Football 2019: Wide Receiver Rankings and Auction Prices," 31 July 2019 Funeral will be held at Congregation Bnai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Rd Woodbridge,CT 06525 promptly at 11:00am Friday, June 21, with receiving line starting at 10:00am;Period of morning will be observed as follows: 200 Leeder Hill Drive., "Alan Cooper," 19 June 2019 The sixth grader walked the receiving line with his mother, Eleen Gordon, and younger siblings, his brother bound for Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School and his 2-year-old sister just along for the ride. Rebecca Lurye,, "A rousing welcome for new Milner Middle marks first day of school in Hartford," 27 Aug. 2019 Smiling broadly and waving, the President disembarked from his plane to be greeted by a receiving line of prominent Houstonians and Gov. Price Daniel. William R. Mackaye And Walter S. Mansell, Houston Chronicle, "‘We Aim to Be First on Moon,’ President Tells 45,000 at Rice U.," 21 July 2019 Kennedy was greeted by Mayor and Mrs. Lewis Cutrer and then led to the receiving line. William R. Mackaye And Walter S. Mansell, Houston Chronicle, "‘We Aim to Be First on Moon,’ President Tells 45,000 at Rice U.," 21 July 2019 Three times he and Rapinoe met and shook hands as the American captain went through a receiving line of various government and FIFA officials to receive her awards. Kevin Baxter,, "Megan Rapinoe took center stage and owned it at Women's World Cup," 7 July 2019 Mixon had 34 targets as a rookie and 55 last year, and has a career receiving line of 73 receptions for 583 yards and one touchdown. Michael Beller,, "Fantasy Football 2019: Six Players Not as Valuable as Their Current Draft Position Indicates," 2 July 2019 Yeah, that's right, when the sushi chef met Kim Jong-un for the first time, they were lined up in a receiving line to greet the two little generals, Kim Jong-un and his older brother. CBS News, "Transcript: Anna Fifield talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 19 June 2019

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of receiving line

US : a group of family members and friends who stand in line at a wedding, funeral, or other formal occasion to welcome or greet guests and receive their good wishes, their sympathy, etc.

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