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  1. line-outnoun

    a set piece where a player throws the ball into play, and both teams can contest for possession.

  2. line-outnoun

    an out produced by catching a line drive


  1. Line-out

    A line-out is the means by which, in rugby union, the ball is put back into play after it has gone into touch. It is the equivalent of the throw-in in association football. Rugby league abolished line-outs in 1897. Instead, a scrum takes place 20 metres infield from the spot where the ball went out and where a line-out would take place in rugby union. When a player puts the ball into touch, the opposing team is awarded a line-out. An exception is that if the ball is kicked into touch from a penalty kick, the team that was awarded the penalty throws into the resulting line-out. Where the line-out is taken depends on the manner in which the ball was played into touch. If it is kicked directly into touch, without first landing in the field-of-play or touching the referee or an opponent who is not in touch, the line-out is formed in line with the spot from where it was kicked, with two exceptions: if the kick was a penalty kick or if the kicker had at least one foot on or behind his own 22-metre line, the line-out is formed at the spot where the ball crossed the touch-line. In all other cases, the line-out is formed at the spot where the ball crossed the touch-line, except that if this spot is within 5 metres of the goal-line, the line-out is formed on the 5-metre line. A line-out is also awarded if a player in possession of the ball crosses or touches the touchline whilst still in possession of the ball.

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  1. outline

  2. elution

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of line-out in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of line-out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Luiz Felipe Maia:

    By the time the Brazilian market opens there will be a line out the door.


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    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
    A hodgepodge
    B whitewash
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