score +‎ line


scoreline (plural scorelines)

  1. A line in a newspaper or other publication giving the score in a sports match
  2. (sports) The score at the end of, of during, a match or game.
    • 2011 November 11, Rory Houston, “Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland”, in RTE Sport[1]:
      A stunning performance from the Republic of Ireland all but sealed progress to Euro 2012 as they crushed nine-man Estonia 4-0 in the first leg of the qualifying play-off tie in A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn. The scoreline did not flatter Ireland who's produced a composed, classy and determined showing that will go down as the highlight of the Giovanni Trapattioni era so far.


  • OED 2nd edition 1989