service line


: a line marked on a court in various games (such as handball or tennis) parallel to the front wall or to the net to mark a boundary of the service area or service court

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With sophomore libero Maddie Gulko at the service line, L-S outlasted the Lions, with Gulko picking up an ace to finish off the match. Ethan Fuller,, 15 Nov. 2022 Brown wasn’t the only Patriot who was strong at the service line. Ben Heck, Baltimore Sun, 21 Sep. 2022 Wisconsin coach Kelly Sheffield said the strong play at the net started with the work at the service line. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2022 At the service line, Stephens totaled six aces and Reilly Plumhoff and Talia Leauanae each had three. Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2021 Nationally, lead service line replacement alone is expected to create more 25,000 jobs. Talis Shelbourne, Journal Sentinel, 30 Sep. 2022 Douglass, however, found herself back on the service line and her five winning points put the Cougars on set point. Randy Mcroberts,, 13 Oct. 2021 Ashland 3, Norwood 1 — Junior captain Cici Labbe was lethal from the service line and senior captain Kailly Cardoso a force at the net for the Clockers (1-2) in the Tri-Valley win., 13 Sep. 2021 Owners should contact Hyundai’s customer service line at 855-371-9460 to coordinate repairs and reference recall number 237. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of service line was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Service line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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