yard line

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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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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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