touchline

noun
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 Isolating in his flat, the manager remained in contact with first team coach Stuart Pearce on the touchline, and with a delay on his television coverage, enjoyed prior notice of upcoming goals as West Ham roared to 4-0 and 3-0 wins in his absence. Amanda Davies & Steven Poole, CNN, "From Manchester United to fruit delivery: David Moyes' long journey to the East End of London," 2 Apr. 2021 Long after the final whistle blew, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola stood on the touchline, arms wrapped around each other. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, "Winning run ended by Man U but City running away with title," 7 Mar. 2021 Long after the final whistle blew, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola stood on the touchline, arms wrapped around each other. Rob Harris, ajc, "Winning run ended by Man U but City running away with title," 7 Mar. 2021 On the touchline, Duncan Ferguson, part of the fabric of Everton for almost all of that 20-year spell, first as a player and now as a coach, bounced and roared. New York Times, "A Collision at Anfield Does Little to Slow Liverpool’s Fall," 20 Feb. 2021 The quotidian reality of his existence was at least as interesting to people as his behavior on the touchline or his tactical decisions. Rory Smith, New York Times, "What Is José Mourinho Telling Us on Instagram?," 15 Dec. 2020 The respect is there, clearly, but that doesn't mean Lampard isn't going to stand up to Mourinho on the touchline. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Lampard not surprised to see Tottenham reborn under Mourinho," 27 Nov. 2020 Lampard was also involved in a touchline spat with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in the next-to-last match of last season. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Lampard not surprised to see Tottenham reborn under Mourinho," 27 Nov. 2020 As Massey-Ellis moved along the touchline, Aguero walked next to her and placed his arm around her neck in an action that would be in breach of coronavirus guidelines. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool," 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of touchline

1863, in the meaning defined above

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13 Apr 2021

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“Touchline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touchline. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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touchline

noun

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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