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scratch line

noun
1.
a line that marks the start of a race.
2.
Track and Field. a line that a competitor is not allowed to step over while performing in certain events, as the triple jump or javelin throw.
Origin of scratch line
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • The measurement shall be to the scratch line half-way between the thrower's feet.

  • If the two centers have been accurately adjusted this scratch line will be the exact center of the form.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns

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