scratch line

scratch line
noun
a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
Syn: ↑start, ↑starting line, ↑scratch
Hypernyms: ↑line

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noun
1. : a starting line for a race
2. : a line that marks the extreme limit of the takeoff for a broad jump
3. : a line from which the javelin is thrown and which must not be overstepped by the thrower

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1. a line that marks the start of a race.
2. Track and Field. a line that a competitor is not allowed to step over while performing in certain events, as the triple jump or javelin throw.
[1895-1900]

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scratch line,
1. a line which marks the start of a race.
2. a line which may not be crossed in performing the broad jump, javelin throw, or other field event.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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