scrimmage line

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line′ of scrim′mage

an imaginary line on a football field, parallel to the goal lines, along which opposing teams face each other at the beginning of each play.
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Noun1.scrimmage line - line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football; "the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage"
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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The spread offense weakens as the scrimmage line nears the goal line.
This has been accomplished by the addition of one defender in the proximity of the scrimmage line.
The 23-year-old linebacker is an integral part of a tough Claymores side that he believes can go all the way to the World Bowl, yet away from the scrimmage line, he's the team barber.