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Meaning of “line of scrimmage” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of line of scrimmage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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line of scrimmagenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈlɑɪn əv ˈskrɪm·ɪj/
an ​imaginary line along which ​footballteamsface each other at the ​start of each ​play
(Definition of line of scrimmage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “line of scrimmage”
in Chinese (Simplified) (美式橄榄球球场的)中区线,争球线…
in Chinese (Traditional) (美式橄欖球球場的)中區線,爭球線…
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