service line

service line
noun Date: 1875 a line marked on a court in various games (as handball or tennis) parallel to the front wall or to the net to mark a boundary of the service area or service court

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Service line — Service Serv ice, n. [OE. servise, OF. servise, service, F. service, from L. servitium. See {Serve}.] 1. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another s command; attendance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • service line — n. 1. Handball the line marking the front of the zone within which the server must stand 2. Tennis the line parallel to the net beyond which a served ball must not strike the court …   English World dictionary

  • service line — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms service line : singular service line plural service lines the line on a tennis court that the ball has to land behind when a player is serving …   English dictionary

  • service line — padavimo linija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Linija, nuo kurios lauko teniso žaidėjas paduoda (įžaidžia) kamuoliuką. atitikmenys: angl. service line vok. Aufgabelinie, f; Aufschlaglinie, f rus. линия подачи …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • service line — 1. Tennis. the rear boundary of a service court. 2. a line running parallel to the front wall in certain court games, as handball or squash, that marks a boundary of the service area. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • service line — serv′ice line n. spo the boundary of a service court • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • service line — /ˈsɜvəs laɪn/ (say servuhs luyn) noun a line drawn between the sidelines of a tennis court, parallel to and 6.4 metres from the net, which marks the rear of a service court …   Australian English dictionary

  • service line — noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line • Syn: ↑baseline • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • service line — noun The line, in tennis and similar sports, behind which the ball is initially served and over which the feet must not cross when serving …   Wiktionary

  • service line — noun (in tennis and other racket sports) a line on a court marking the limit of the area into which the ball must be served …   English new terms dictionary

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