scrimmage line
noun Date: 1909 line of scrimmage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scrimmage line — noun line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage • Syn: ↑line of scrimmage • Hypernyms: ↑line * * * noun : line of scrimmage * …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrimmage line — scrim′mage line n. spo line of scrimmage • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • scrimmage line. — See line of scrimmage. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrimmage line. — See line of scrimmage. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Line Judge — Ein Schiedsrichter (rechts) beobachtet Navy s Shun White (#26) bei einem Touchdown Aufgrund der Komplexität und des oft unübersichtlichen Spielgeschehens gibt es beim American Football eine ganze Schiedsrichter Crew. Sie besteht aus mindestens… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • line of scrimmage — noun line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage • Syn: ↑scrimmage line • Hypernyms: ↑line * * * noun [singular] American football …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrimmage — [skrim′ij] n. [altered < SKIRMISH] 1. a rough and tumble fight; tussle; confused struggle ☆ 2. Football a) short for LINE OF SCRIMMAGE b) play that begins with the snap from center, with both teams positioned on the line of scrimmage 3 …   English World dictionary

  • line — line1 [līn] n. [ME merging OE, a cord, with OFr ligne (both < L linea, lit., linen thread, n. use of fem. of lineus, of flax < linum, flax)] 1. a) a cord, rope, wire, string, or the like b) a long, fine, strong cord with a hook, sinker,… …   English World dictionary

  • line of scrimmage American Football — the imaginary line separating the teams at the beginning of a play. → line …   English new terms dictionary

  • line of scrimmage — ☆ line of scrimmage n. Football an imaginary line, parallel to the goal lines, on which the ball rests at the start of each play and on either side of which the teams line up …   English World dictionary

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