1 a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field [syn: out of bounds]
2 an auxiliary line of merchandise
EtymologyFrom side + line.
- /ˈsaɪdlaɪn/, /"saIdlaIn/
- (usually plural) The boundaries of a playing
- The coach stood on the sidelines and bellowed commands at the team.
- The outside or
perimeter of any
- She installed the whole fixture while he simply watched from the sidelines.
- Something that is additional or extra or that exists around the
edges or margins of a main item.
- She started the business as a sideline to her regular work and
it ended up becoming the greater source of income.
- Soup need not be just a sideline to a meal; if you like, it can be the main course.
- She started the business as a sideline to her regular work and it ended up becoming the greater source of income.
boundary of a playing field
- Czech: pomezní čára (football)
The "sidelines" is a term commonly used to define the white or colored lines which mark the outer boundaries of a sports field. American football sidelines, for example, mark the edge of the field. Should a player pass through the sidelines, he is considered out of bounds. The sidelines are also where the coaching staff and players out of play operate during a game.
The term "to be sidelined" refers to a player in a sports event who is unable to play (e.g. confined to the sideline) for injury, suspension, or other similar reasons. This term has spread into a business context; a project that has been "sidelined" is no longer a major concern or objective of the proponent company.
sideline in Polish: Sidelines
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