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 Manolas charged towards the bench, eyes bulging and arms beating his chest furiously with pride, before being swarmed and swallowed up by teammates and playing staff on the touchline., "Roma 3-0 Barcelona: The Night Roma Rose From Their Ruins," 1 Nov. 2019 Australia’s Stirling Mortlock missed a late penalty attempt from the touchline, and England incredibly held out for a shocking win. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A look back at England-Australia in Rugby World Cup history," 18 Oct. 2019 After the match against Australia at Ellis Park in July, Kolisi requested a specific song and sang it in unison with several other players on the touchline. Daniel Gallan, CNN, "Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid's legacy," 20 Sep. 2019 Jed Wallace's penalty put Millwall ahead, but then Hull were awarded a free-kick out near the touchline after 18 minutes., "Championship Roundup: Kamil Grosicki Stuns Millwall as Swansea Move Top of the Table," 1 Sep. 2019 That applies not only to players, but also to staff on the touchline. Fox News, "French mayor dies after trying to stop illegal dumping: report," 8 Aug. 2019 The correct anthem was eventually played after Albanian officials on the touchline consulted the referee. George Ramsay, CNN, "Anthem mix-up sparks controversy during Albania's match against France," 8 Sep. 2019 That applies not only to players, but also to staff on the touchline. Fox News, "French mayor dies after trying to stop illegal dumping: report," 8 Aug. 2019 As an eye, John stood beside the touchline, watching for danger. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of touchline

1863, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of touchline was in 1863

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English Language Learners Definition of touchline

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

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