touch·​line | \ ˈtəch-ˌlīn \

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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Derby County manager Frank Lampard gestures on the touchline. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "On His Manager’s Secret Service: Espionage Comes to English Soccer," 15 Jan. 2019 Team News The biggest team news for Spain is from the touchline, with the Spanish Football Federation (RSFF) recently dismissing Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament after the former Spanish boss joined Real Madrid without the contest of the RSFF., "World Cup Preview: Portugal vs Spain - Recent Form, Predictions, Team News & More," 14 June 2018 When the natural grass surface in Tottenham slides into place, the touchlines, or sidelines, get transformed, too, as hydraulics raise them even with the field. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Tottenham Hotspur's Retractable Pitch Is an Engineering Marvel," 13 July 2018 Andrew Das: Cavani starting that play on the touchline with a cross field ball to Suarez and getting the return at the post is some hard work right there. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Edinson Cavani Uses His Head, and Foot, as Uruguay Ousts Portugal," 1 July 2018 There was a deft flick behind his leg on the touchline to Banega. Thomas Allnutt,, "Messi delivers as Argentina scrape through to World Cup's last 16," 26 June 2018 There was a small tussle after the man on the touchline tried to grab the ball out of the Manchester United midfielder's grasp., "PHOTO: Man Utd Star Nemanja Matic Posts Brilliant Message After World Cup Scuffle," 19 June 2018 The Colombian — a former conditioning coach at Manchester City — cuts a frantic figure on the touchline and his temper has occasionally gotten him into trouble. James Ellingworth, Fox News, "At World Cup, Germany to start title defense with rematch against Mexico," 17 June 2018 Maurico Pochettino cut a frustrating figure on the touchline, which wasn't helped when Harry Kane fluffed his lines with a great chance on the stroke of half time., "WATCH: Harry Kane's Goal Seals Tottenham's Top-Four Finish, Win Over Newcastle," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of touchline

1863, in the meaning defined above

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

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