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

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East responded by driving to the West 30 yard line, but the West held on fourth down. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "St. Elizabeth Health East-West All-Star football win icing on the cake for Dayton senior," 6 June 2019 After a 26-yard pass to tight end Arthur Lynch, the Bulldogs faced first-and-goal from the Alabama eight-yard line with 10 seconds remaining and no timeouts. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The Decade of Alabama-Georgia Games That Built Toward a National Championship Meeting," 5 Jan. 2018 De Bruyne was again afforded the luxury of space, combining with Ilkay Gundogan, before sweeping another low cross along the six yard line to Aguero, who completed the simple job of firing past Schmeichel into the gaping net. SI.com, "WATCH: De Bruyne Masterclass Inspires Man City Against Leicester as Aguero Fires Four," 10 Feb. 2018 Instead of handing off to Marshawn Lynch on the one-yard line, Russell Wilson was intercepted in the end zone by Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl XLIX. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Oh, So Now the Seahawks Want to Run the Ball," 14 Dec. 2018 Ryan Bertrand's bursting run down the left-hand side from the half way line exposed César Azpilicueta who was out-paced and out-muscled in the penalty box, allowing Tadic to be teed up for a simple finish on the six-yard line. SI.com, "WATCH: Giroud Breaks Southampton Hearts in Stunning Chelsea Comeback," 14 Apr. 2018 The play in question occurred with 6:18 remaining in the first quarter, one second-and-5 at the Arizona 20 yard line. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks Play of the Week: Russell Wilson proves he’ll do ‘whatever it takes’ to help his RB score," 2 Oct. 2018 That would not be the case for five side-yard lines in The Preserve. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Brecksville approves 22-lot subdivision off Dewey Road," 9 Apr. 2018 Each team will get four downs to score from the opponent’s 20 yard line. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "9 crazy things you forgot about the original XFL," 25 Jan. 2018

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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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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