Definition of linesman in English:


Syllabification: lines·man
Pronunciation: /ˈlīnzmən

noun (plural linesmen)

  • (In games played on a field or court) an official who assists the referee or umpire from the sideline, especially in deciding on whether the ball is out of play.
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    • Gerrard's just been fouled making for the penalty area, but the referee and the linesman are having none of it.
    • Under advice from the linesman, the referee awards a free-kick to AC Milan about 40 yards out for no apparent reason.
    • Both referee Dunn and his linesman missed the contact and Henry was furious.

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