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goal line

noun, Sports.
1.
the line that bounds a goal, especially the front line.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples for goal line
  • At that point, he began heading toward his own team's goal line.
  • He performed his handball on the goal line with the entire field watching him.
  • The next year, the league moved the goal posts from the back of the end zone to the goal line and accuracy improved accordingly.
  • In my opinion, it's not going to help to put more people out there, even two people on the goal line.
  • Instead he found himself a foot away from the goal line with an important decision.
  • Every time he was given the ball, he carried it across the goal line.
  • The defensive team listens for the approach of the ball and attempts to prevent or block the ball from crossing the goal line.
  • And, don't be surprised to see the goal line moved on occasions.
  • There are three members of each team on on the court at a time protecting the goal line.
  • And then after you brought that to your party and the discussion of that, the goal line was moved.
British Dictionary definitions for goal line

goal line

noun
1.
(sport) the line marking each end of the pitch, on which the goals stand
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