Definition of linesman in English:

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linesman

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with linesman

linesmen

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Syllabification: lines·man

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