offensive line

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offensive line (plural offensive lines)

  1. (American football) the five players (the center, the two offensive guards and the two offensive tackles) lined up on the middle of the offensive side within a yard of the line of scrimmage
  2. (American football) the seven legally obligatory players lined up on the offensive side within a yard of the line of scrimmage
  3. (American football) all the offensive players, whether obligatory or not, lined up one yard or less from the offensive line of scrimmage