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line of scrimmage

noun [C usually singular] uk   US us  
in American football, the line on which the ball is positioned at the beginning of play (= a period of action)
Translations of “line of scrimmage”
in Chinese (Traditional) (美式橄欖球球場的)中區線,爭球線…
in Chinese (Simplified) (美式橄榄球球场的)中区线,争球线…
(Definition of line of scrimmage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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