Each of two officials who assist the referee from the touchline, especially in deciding whether the ball is out of play.
- Lee Bowyer hammered the rebound into the net only to have his effort ruled out by the referee's assistant.
- Replays indicated that the referee's assistant's decision was correct.
- The referee's assistant has just signalled that we have two minutes of additonal time.
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Syllabification: ref·er·ee's as·sis·tant
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