Definition of touchline
: either of the lines that bound the long sides of the field of play in rugby and soccer
Recent Examples of touchline from the Web
The Colombian official arrived at what was arguably the correct decision following two visits to the touchline to consult video replays and first showing only a yellow card, then a red card, to the wrong Cameroon player.
The game ended with an on-pitch brawl that saw the referee go over the touchline to assess the skirmishes on a video screen.
Wenger didn’t even join in, remaining on the touchline with his arms folded.
Not long after his missed penalty kick, Portugal pressed the ball forward and, after a foul, was awarded a free kick near the touchline.
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First Known Use of touchline
TOUCHLINE Defined for English Language Learners
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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