inbounds line
noun Date: circa 1961 either of two broken lines running the length of a football field at right angles to the yard lines

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inbounds line — n. Football either of two lines (appearing as hash marks) extending along the field inside and parallel to the sidelines: see HASH MARK …   English World dictionary

  • inbounds line — Football. one of two broken lines, parallel to the sidelines and running the length of the field, to which the ball is brought when it goes beyond the sidelines. * * * …   Universalium

  • inbounds line — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: from the phrase in bounds : either of the broken lines running at right angles to the yard lines and dividing the field of play of a football field into three equal parts see football illustration * * * Football. one of …   Useful english dictionary

  • hash mark — ☆ hash mark n. 1. Mil. Slang SERVICE STRIPE 2. Football any of the segments of the inbounds line marked on the field at the yard lines: they mark the point at which the ball is put back in play after it has been grounded outside an inbounds line …   English World dictionary

  • hash mark — noun Date: 1907 1. service stripe 2. inbounds line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hash mark — 1. Informal. a. a service stripe. b. the symbol #. 2. Football. the marking formed by either inbounds line intersecting with one of the lines delineating yardage between the goal lines. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • hash mark — hash′ mark n. 1) inf Informal. a service stripe 2) spo (on a football field) the marking formed by either inbounds line intersecting with one of the lines delineating yardage between the goal lines • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • hash mark — noun an insignia worn to indicate years of service (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑service stripe, ↑hashmark • Hypernyms: ↑insignia * * * noun : a military service stripe it takes a soldier or airman three years, and a sailor or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carolina–Duke rivalry — North Carolina Tar Heels–Duke Blue Devils    Men s Basketball Regular Season History …   Wikipedia

  • basketball — /bas kit bawl , bah skit /, n. 1. a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent s basket. 2. the round,… …   Universalium

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