Definition of Finish line

1. Noun. A line indicating the location of the finish of a race.

Exact synonyms: Finishing Line
Generic synonyms: Destination, Finish, Goal, Line
Specialized synonyms: Tape, Wire

Definition of Finish line

1. Noun. (sports) A line marking the end of a race. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extension) The end of a process. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finish Line

finish coat
finish line (current term)
finish lines
finish nail
finish off
finish out
finish up
finish with
finished good
finished goods
finished off
finished product

Literary usage of Finish line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by National Collegiate Athletic Association (1909)
"7« finish, the competitor must keep a straight course to the finish line and ... The finish line shall be a line on the ground drawn across the track from ..."

2. Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1909)
"The finish line should be a tape (strand of worsted) stretched parallel with the starting line, but three feet to the rear of the files. ..."

3. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"The runner should not slow up as he approaches the finish line, but should put forth his greatest effort at this point. He should keep his movements well ..."

4. The Springfield Survey: Study of Social Conditions in an American City by Shelby Millard Harrison, Russell Sage Foundation Dept. of Surveys and Exhibits, Springfield Survey Committee (Springfield, Ill.) (1918)
"This is also the finish line. On the first circle place a basket or other receptacle not over 2 feet in height and with an opening not exceeding 3 feet in ..."

5. American Negligence Reports, Current Series Cited Am. Neg. Rep.: All the by United States (1897)
"The collision took place in Newport Harbor, beyond the finish line of the race. ... But from the finish line the club rule did not apply with the same force ..."

6. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"The finish line is not this thread, but the line on the ground drawn across ... The men shall be placed in the order in which they cross the finish line. ..."

7. Physical Training for the Elementary Schools, Gymnastics, Games, and by Lydia Clark (1917)
"The player then stays beyond the finish line. At a second signal, the next player in each line ... This continues until all have ended at the finish line. ..."

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