Definition of goal line in English:

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goal line

Pronunciation: /ˈɡō(l) ˌlīn/


A line across a football or hockey field at or near its end, on which the goal is placed or which acts as the boundary beyond which a try or touchdown is scored.
Example sentences
  • Since the play involved the goal line, it probably was reviewable.
  • I believe that for serious fouls, whether the ball crosses the goal line, offsides and handball there should be a 4th official available.
  • His excellent awareness of where he is on the field enables him to keep balls at the goal line in play without stepping into the end zone.

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Syllabification: goal line

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