Definition of backline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbæklaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæklaɪn//
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  1. 1[countable] a line marking the back of an area of play in a game See related entries: Rugby
  2. 2[countable + singular or plural verb] (in rugby) the players who form a line across the field behind the scrum or line-out See related entries: Rugby