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- (soccer, Britain): One of the two officials at an association football match, previously known as linesmen, who assist the referee.
2011 October 20, Michael da Silva, “Stoke 3 - 0 Macc Tel-Aviv”, in BBC Sport:
- Maccabi's Yoan Ziv also saw red in the second half for kicking a boot at the assistant referee.
official at a football match