end line

noun Sports.
1.
a line at each end of a court or playing field at right angles to the sidelines that defines one of the lengthwise boundaries of the playing area.
2.
a line at each end of a football field parallel to and 10 yards (9 meters) behind the goal line.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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