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linesman (plural linesmen)
- (soccer) An assistant referee.
- 2015 November 18, “Steven Pattison: Carlisle United director runs line in FA Youth Cup”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- A linesman replaced injured referee Rebecca Welch after 50 minutes and with no other official present, qualified referee Pattison, 60, ran the line.
- 2015 November 13, “Western Sydney Wanderers romp to victory at hapless Melbourne City”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- As the linesman raised his flag, Neville played on, crossing for Piovaccari to net.
- (tennis, dated) A male line judge.
- (ice hockey) An official whose primary task is to watch the blue line and determine when there has been an offside.
- (American football) An official whose primary task is to determine whether there has been a line of scrimmage violation.
- A person employed to work on electrical lines; a lineman.
- In soccer, the term assistant referee has replaced linesman in official contexts and is preferred by gender-neutral prescription; linesman remains in common use.
- In tennis, the term linesman is considered dated because not all line judges are male.
soccer: previous name of an assistant referee
male line judge
ice hockey: official whose primary task is to watch the blue line
American football: official who determines if there has been a line of scrimmage violation
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