Definition of fourth official in English:

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fourth official

noun

Soccer
An official who assists the referee before, during, and after a match.
Example sentences
  • By midway through the half he had his first argument with the fourth official about straying out of his area.
  • Once animated, there was no stopping him - not even regular lectures from the fourth official.
  • Reddin was suspended for ignoring fourth official Brett Bowden's touchline instructions.

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Syllabification: fourth of·fi·cial

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