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[tuhch-lahyn] /ˈtʌtʃˌlaɪn/
noun, Rugby, Soccer.
any of the outer lines bordering the playing field.
Origin of touchline
1545-55; touch + line1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for touchline
  • Sometimes he had to go to the touchline halfway through a game to use his inhaler.
  • The game is played with the touchline boundaries and does not require the use of dasher boards.
  • The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline, whether in the air or on the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for touchline


either of the lines marking the side of the playing area in certain games, such as rugby
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