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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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|Noun||1.||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