service line

service line
n.
1. Handball the line marking the front of the zone within which the server must stand
2. Tennis the line parallel to the net beyond which a served ball must not strike the court

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Service line — Service Serv ice, n. [OE. servise, OF. servise, service, F. service, from L. servitium. See {Serve}.] 1. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another s command; attendance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • service line — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms service line : singular service line plural service lines the line on a tennis court that the ball has to land behind when a player is serving …   English dictionary

  • service line — padavimo linija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Linija, nuo kurios lauko teniso žaidėjas paduoda (įžaidžia) kamuoliuką. atitikmenys: angl. service line vok. Aufgabelinie, f; Aufschlaglinie, f rus. линия подачи …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • service line — noun Date: 1875 a line marked on a court in various games (as handball or tennis) parallel to the front wall or to the net to mark a boundary of the service area or service court …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • service line — 1. Tennis. the rear boundary of a service court. 2. a line running parallel to the front wall in certain court games, as handball or squash, that marks a boundary of the service area. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • service line — serv′ice line n. spo the boundary of a service court • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • service line — /ˈsɜvəs laɪn/ (say servuhs luyn) noun a line drawn between the sidelines of a tennis court, parallel to and 6.4 metres from the net, which marks the rear of a service court …   Australian English dictionary

  • service line — noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line • Syn: ↑baseline • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • service line — noun The line, in tennis and similar sports, behind which the ball is initially served and over which the feet must not cross when serving …   Wiktionary

  • service line — noun (in tennis and other racket sports) a line on a court marking the limit of the area into which the ball must be served …   English new terms dictionary

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