Definition of touchline in English:

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touchline

Pronunciation: /ˈtəCHˌlīn/

noun

Rugby & Soccer
The boundary line on each side of the field.
Example sentences
  • Having won a free-kick out on the left touchline, the midfielder whipped the ball deep into the box.
  • Howley, hemmed in on the left flank, dabbed a clever grubber kick up the touchline, and set off in pursuit.
  • Minutes before the end sections of the crowd streamed over the fence around the ground and formed groups around the touchlines, often overflowing onto the field.

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Syllabification: touch·line

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