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English definition of “touchline”

touchline

noun [C]     /ˈtʌtʃ.laɪn/ UK (US sideline)
one of the two lines that show the position of the long edges of the area in which particular games, such as football, are played: She spends her Saturday afternoons standing on the touchline, watching her boyfriend play rugby.Surfaces on which sports take place
(Definition of touchline noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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