yard line


Definition of yard line

: any of a series of marked or imaginary lines one yard apart on a football field that are parallel to the goal lines and that indicate the distance to the nearest goal line

Examples of yard line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My values and priorities have to come from the community, and that cannot happen on the one yard line. Andrea Reeves, The Enquirer, 30 Apr. 2021 On third-and-goal from the Clemson nine-yard line in the second quarter, Mayer dropped a pass from Book that could have been a touchdown. Tyler James, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Nov. 2020 The team was trailing in the game’s closing minutes when Hudson blocked a punt and Gage recovered the ball on the three-yard line. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 Norco recovered a fumble on the Centennial five-yard line with just over two minutes left and got a touchdown run from Jacob Rosendahl to break a 28-all tie. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2021 His team backed up against its one-yard line, Matthew Stafford lined up in a shotgun formation, calmly surveyed the defense and called out the snap count. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021 The pick came on first and goal from the eight-yard line. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 1 Nov. 2020 No one wants to celebrate on the one-yard line, so to speak. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 On their second nickel snap of the night, on third-and-goal from the 5-yard line, the Buckeyes covered everyone, but Slade Bolden eventually broke away from Sevyn Banks for a completion down to the half-yard line because Jones had all day. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of yard line

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yard line was in 1898

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30 May 2021

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“Yard line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yard%20line. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yard line

American football : any one of the lines on a football field that are one yard apart and that show the distance to the nearest goal line


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