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