touchline

noun touch·line \ ˈtəch-ˌlīn \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of touchline

:either of the lines that bound the long sides of the field of play in rugby and soccer

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First Known Use of touchline

1863


TOUCHLINE Defined for English Language Learners

touchline

noun

Definition of touchline for English Language Learners

  • : either one of the lines that mark the long sides of the playing field in rugby or soccer


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