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finish line

n.
A line that marks the end of a course for racing.

fin′ish line`


n.
a line marking the end of a race.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finish line - a line indicating the location of the finish of a racefinish line - a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
destination, goal, finish - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
tape - the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"
wire - the finishing line on a racetrack
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Collier told the Blood-Horse that at least three-quarters of the violations occurred after the finish line.
Instead of relying on a petroleum engine, his dragster would cruise to the finish line powered by an electric motor that converts electrical energy into speed-boosting energy of motion.
putting in my time with the dogs." John lives, eats, and sleeps with these dogs--and I had no doubt that they'd gladly pull him through 1,100 miles of Alaskan wilderness toward the Iditarod finish line.
Boxers who hit nothing and runners who never cross a finish line: what wonderful metaphors for the church of our day.
The exact time of her finish will now be verified by the World Sailing Speed Records Council, whose officials were waiting at the finish line.
Caesar says he hit a wall at about mile 16, with the Queensboro Bridge and its steady incline, but that he pushed through it with some prayer and a single-minded focus on getting to the finish line.
The spring assisted gravity roller gate allows easy access up and down the finish line. With this design, the molding personnel always are moving the cope and drag molds and patterns downhill.
By day four, you were ready for the finish line. The crowds of supporters were even more enthusiastic than on the final day.
The runners then turn and run (15 yards East) through the finish line marked "D".
Marie Winn was able to give a first-hand account of such key events as the finding of a mourning warbler, even though she did have to take a bus home from the finish line when the team wanted to keep on birding.
The Finish Line's founders estimate they've sold more than 20 million pairs of shoes since opening their first store in 1976.
World class sprinter Carl Lewis has one goal in mind: to be first to the finish line. As the starter raises his gun, Lewis anticipates every step he will take to get to the finish line before his competitors.