goal line

goal line
noun Date: 1864 a line at either end and usually running the width of a playing area on which a goal or goalpost is situated

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  • goal line — goal line, n. (Sport) The line bounding the end of a playing field, at or directly in front of the goal[3]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goal line — goal lines also goal line N COUNT In games such as football and rugby, a goal line is one of the lines at each end of the field …   English dictionary

  • goal line — goal′ line n. Sports. spo the line that bounds a goal, esp. the front line …   From formal English to slang

  • goal line — n. 1. a line representing the goal in various games 2. Football the line separating an end zone from the rest of the playing field …   English World dictionary

  • goal line — n a line at either end of the playing area in sports such as football or ↑hockey, along which the goal is placed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goal line — goal ,line noun count the line at each end of a sports field that a ball must cross to score a goal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goal line — ► NOUN ▪ a line across a football or hockey field on which the goal is placed or which acts as the boundary beyond which a try or touchdown is scored …   English terms dictionary

  • goal line — noun a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand • Hypernyms: ↑line * * * noun : a line marking each end of the field of play in various games and extending from one side of the field to the other or from one… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goal line — Les Kansas City Chiefs (blanc et rouge) et les Pittsburgh Steelers (noir et or) s apprêtent à jouer devant la goal line. La Goal Line, ligne de but, ou ligne des buts, est un terme du football américain et du football canadien qui désigne sur un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • goal line — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms goal line : singular goal line plural goal lines the line at each end of a sports field that a ball must cross to score a goal …   English dictionary

  • Goal line — In many outdoor ball sports, goal line refers to the line which a team is attempting to advance the ball towards. In particular, see* Football pitch for usage of the term (and the associated term byline) in soccer * Goal line (American football)… …   Wikipedia

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