touch·​line | \ ˈtəch-ˌlīn How to pronounce touchline (audio) \

Definition of touchline

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

Examples of touchline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the touchline, Schantz turned towards the stands, arms triumphantly raised towards the sky. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 2 July 2022 French head coach Rudi Garcia, who knows very well Italian soccer from his three-year stint on the touchline of AS Roma, has also come up as a possible replacement for Gattuso. Daniele Proch, Forbes, 17 June 2021 On the touchline, Chelsea’s tall, reedy coach, Thomas Tuchel, stood with his arms folded tightly across his winter coat. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2022 Though Savarese couldn’t witness it from the touchline, the night quickly became fruitful for the Timbers, who are picking up momentum as the playoffs await. Portland Timbers And Thorns Fc, oregonlive, 5 Nov. 2021 The England manager has just guided the nation to its first men's major tournament final in 55 years -- England play Italy on Sunday -- but there were no theatrics on the touchline from the 50-year-old. Ben Church, CNN, 10 July 2021 All Hjulmand could do on the touchline was to scratch his head. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Connor Roberts scored the second goal in the final seconds of injury time after Bale dribbled along the touchline from a short corner ..., 16 June 2021 Antonio Conte’s shocking departure from Inter Milan and the imminent return of Massimiliano Allegri to Juventus are some of the most dramatic changes happening on the touchline of the elite Serie A clubs. Daniele Proch, Forbes, 28 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of touchline

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Touchline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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