Definition of dead-ball line in English:

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dead-ball line

noun

Soccer The part of the goal line to either side of the goal.
Example sentences
  • Kalinichenko's set-piece was a bad ball from the moment it left his foot to the moment it crossed the dead-ball line without touching anyone else.
  • Salgado turns into Damien Duff, weaving into the box along the dead-ball line and leaving a trail of defenders in his wake.
  • The Lions managed to bundle Jean de Villiers over the dead-ball line after the Springbok centre had gathered right wing Breyton Paulse's kick.

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Syllabification: dead-ball line

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