yard line

noun

Definition of yard line

  1. :  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

1898

First Known Use of yard line

1898


YARD LINE Defined for English Language Learners

yard line

noun

Definition of yard line for English Language Learners

  • 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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