Definition of 'linesman'
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Example sentences containing 'linesman'
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The linesman and referee were quite close and they obviously saw it. The Sun (2010)The linesman put his flag up and then down again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sometimes teams say we have a referee and linesman and we go on until they whistle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The linesman flagged in error and the goal was disallowed. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Referees and linesman are human as well. The Sun (2013)But a linesman flagged for a raised foot. The Sun (2006)How on earth has the linesman and referee missed that? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why has the linesman not flagged? The Sun (2013)He makes his feelings known towards the referee, linesman and fourth official. The Sun (2012)It may have been chalked off anyway as the linesman's flag was up. The Sun (2013)ITV cameras missed it but luckily not the linesman who flagged for offside. The Sun (2009)Appeals generally don't go against the linesman or referee and they can be looked at in so many different ways. The Sun (2013)The linesman was flagging furiously. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The referee got it right in the first place, then the linesman put his flag up and he changed his mind. The Sun (2009)I saw the linesman flag and thought what's he flagging for. The Sun (2011)He said: 'The linesman was too eager. The Sun (2015)As for being a football linesman, don't try it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said: 'The linesman was bang in line but did not see it. The Sun (2007)He raged: 'The linesman has apologised for not putting his flag up. The Sun (2011)And he fumed: 'The linesman had a disgusting performance. The Sun (2012)But the linesman's flag stayed down, to the amazement of the home defenders. The Sun (2010)Don't speak about this linesman or that referee; think about the system and suggest an alternative. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He says: 'I remember joining up with my linesman and fourth official in a hotel before the game. The Sun (2009)MAY 2005 'The linesman scored the goal. The Sun (2011)So quite how the referee and his linesman did not see it I don't know. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'linesman'
British English: linesman NOUN
A linesman is an official who assists the referee or umpire in games such as football and tennis by indicating when the ball goes over the lines around the edge of the field or court.
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