scrimmage line

noun

Examples of scrimmage line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thomas made 22 of his 58 tackles behind the scrimmage line with 16 coming on sacks. Randy Jennings, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 After Saguaro’s Jacobs made 48-yd kickoff return to the Horizon 40 to start the 2nd half, Saguaro received two false starts penalties pushing the scrimmage line to midfield. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 14 Nov. 2020 That put one fanny too far off the scrimmage line, thus the penalty. Orlando Sentinel Staff, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Sale timelines are often the first scrimmage line for companies and creditors in chapter 11, with companies and buyers pushing for speed, and creditors insisting that more time and money be spent to make sure the best deal is put on the table. Peg Brickley, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrimmage line was in 1880

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“Scrimmage line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrimmage%20line. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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