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  1. sidelinesnoun

    The lines marking the edges.

  2. sidelinesnoun

    The area or areas next to but outside a playing area.

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  1. Sidelines

    The "sidelines" are the white or colored lines which mark the outer boundaries of a sports field, running parallel to each other and perpendicular to the goal lines. The sidelines are also where the coaching staff and players out of play operate during a game. The area outside the sidelines is said to be out of bounds. The term is predominantly in use in American football, Canadian football, field lacrosse and basketball. In rugby union, rugby league and association football, they are known as touch-lines. The foul line is a similar concept in baseball. Sports in which the playing surface is bounded by walls, such as ice hockey, box lacrosse, and indoor football, do not use sidelines; in these sports, coaches and reserve players are positioned in recessed benches behind the walls. The sideline can be used metaphorically to refer to players who have been "benched," meaning that they have been taken out of the game purposefully by the coaching staff due to poor performance in the game or previous play. Establishing shots of these players may be used by televised sports programs to indicate potential roster switches, or to build a narrative of the failure or success of the coaching staff's decision. Likewise, images of the sideline may suggest that the highlighted player had done something of interest outside of the confines of play. For example, in American football, dousing the head coach with water or sports drink is a popular way of celebrating crucial victories, established as a tradition by the New York Giants of the National Football League in the mid-1980s.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sidelines in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sidelines in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sidelines in a Sentence

  1. Craig Robinson:

    Trump can bring new people in and activate people who might sit on the sidelines.

  2. James Comber:

    Asian regulators cannot sit on the sidelines and deal with the issues quietly because of the increasing global nature of these probes, no one regulator wants to be seen as failing to take action on its turf.

  3. Takuya Takahashi:

    North Korea's missile launch gave investors a reason to stay on the sidelines.

  4. Christine Carugati:

    Then, all of a sudden, good behavior on the sidelines by parents is no longer risky. It's what everyone does. Being quiet on the ride home, it's what everyone does.

  5. Brad Todd:

    I think the most important consequence is that key South Carolina organizers now have no excuse to sit on the sidelines. Plenty were demurring out of respect to Lindsey and now they can fully engage, it's a shame the debate structure never let Lindsey have his real shot.

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