Definition of yellow card in English:

yellow card

Line breaks: yel¦low card


  • (In soccer and some other games) a yellow card shown by the referee to a player being cautioned: Eddis was shown the yellow card for a late tackle on Candlish Compare with red card.
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    • The referee bought his yellow card out and Gascoigne was out of the final were England to make it through.
    • What is the difference between a yellow card in hockey and a yellow card in soccer?
    • He could not be trusted, they said, because he had clocked up one red card and 20 yellow cards in the past two seasons.


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  • (yellow-card) [with object] (Of the referee) caution (a player) by showing a yellow card.
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    • Symes got caught up in a brief spat with right back Adrian Harper which saw both players yellow-carded.
    • English referee Roy Maybank warned Hayes and Parker, then yellow-carded Kelly.
    • At this stage the referee yellow-carded both scrum halves and a Pontefract forward for a professional infringement.

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