dead-ball line

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dead-ball line

n
(Rugby) rugby a line not more than 22 metres behind the goal line at each end of the field beyond which the ball is out of play
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His pursuit of seemingly lost causes with balls heading for dead-ball lines and touchlines suddenly converted into goal-scoring opportunities is something I've rarely seen in well over 50 years of watching football.