Definition of Scrimmage line
1. Noun. Line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football. "The runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage"
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Literary usage of Scrimmage line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"In a scrimmage no part of any player, except the snapper-back, may be in advance of the scrimmage line. The snapper-back, for the purpose of playing the ..."
2. Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide ...: Foot Ball Rules as Recommended by by National Collegiate Athletic Association, Walter Camp (1915)
"It follows that a player who is more than one foot back of the scrimmage line and not one yard back of the scrimmage line is not eligible in any event to ..."
3. Football, the American Intercollegiate Game by Parke Hill Davis (1911)
"Any forward pass, whether crossing scrimmage line or not, must be played from at least five yards back of scrimmage line. Rule VIII, section 4. ..."
4. Inside Football by Frank W. Cavanaugh (1919)
"The nearer or the farther from the scrimmage line that a drop or place kick can be delivered with sufficient height to clear the ..."
5. Winning Football by William Winston Roper (1921)
"in the Penn State-Pittsburgh game of 1919, in which Penn State, with the scrimmage line within ten yards of their goal, and the back actually on or behind ..."
6. Football for Player and Spectator: By Fielding H. Yost . . by Fielding Harris Yost (1905)
"If not more than six men are on the line of scrimmage one man of those not on the scrimmage line must be ..."
7. The Forward Pass in Football by Elmer Berry (1921)
"... the scrimmage line five yards out from center (Football Guide fo: 1903, pp. 127 and 142). Between the twenty-five-yard line ant the goal, however, ..."