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lineout

noun [C] uk   /ˈlaɪn.aʊt/ us  
a way of continuing a game of rugby after the ball has gone off the field, in which the attacking players from both teams form two parallel lines at the edge of the field and jump to catch the ball when it is thrown between the two lines
Translations of “lineout”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英式橄欖球的)球出界,界外球…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英式橄榄球的)球出界,界外球…
(Definition of lineout from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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