What does goal line mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goal line(noun)

    a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand


  1. goal line(n.)

    The line bounding the end of a playing field, at or directly in front of the goal.


  1. goal line(Noun)

    the boundary of the field that runs along its width at each end, and across the front of the goal.

  2. goal line(Noun)

    part of a vertical plane separating an end zone from the field of play when the ball is touched or is in player possession. The plane extends beyond the sidelines. A teamu2019s goal line is that which it is defending.

  3. goal line(Noun)

    the red line that runs across the rink and the front of the goal.


  1. Goal line

    The goal line is the chalked or painted line dividing the end zone from the field of play in American football and Canadian football. It is the line that must be crossed in order to score a touchdown If any part of the ball reaches any part of the imaginary vertical plane transected by this line while in-bounds and in possession of a player whose team is striving toward that end of the field, this is considered a touchdown and scores six points for the team whose player has advanced the ball to, or recovered the ball in, this position. This is in contrast with other sports like Association football and ice hockey, which require the puck or ball to pass completely over the goal line to count as a score. If any member of the offensive team is downed while in possession of the ball behind his own team's goal line, this is called a safety and scores two points for the defensive team. If, during the course of play, a loose ball travels past the goal line and is recovered within the end zone, then it is a touchdown if recovered by the kicking team, or a touchback if recovered and downed by the receiving team. In the event of a kick recovered in one's own end zone, the entirety of the ball must pass the goal line in order for the ball to be considered in the field of play, and not a touchback.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goal line in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goal line in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vander Plaats:

    The goal would be in this summit, and any subsequent venue or event, that we would start recognizing a leader we could unite around and champion and try to get the person across the goal line.

  2. Davide Astori:

    The goal-line officials were brought in to decide on the goal/no-goal decisions, it's a structural error: If you're not going to respect their judgement, there's not much point in having them there.

  3. Nimrod Aloni:

    Is there a chance of winning? I think this is really, really not a military question, that it is very, very much linked to government decisions, at this stage we are playing defense, almost at our goal-line, and trying to prevent the next terrorist attack from happening.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    At Super Bowl XLIX last night, Malcolm Butler, sealed the great victory for New England Patriots, with an amazing interception near the goal line, when only 20 seconds were remaining in the game. Malcolm Butler's journey, from a regular employee at Popeye's to the great Hero at Patriots, is simply amazing and truly inspiring. It shows the awesome power of determination and focus that uplifts an underdog, raising to the most remarkable level of a Hero at Super Bowl. You are a true Hero, a working man's Hero, Malcolm Butler! Keep it up!

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