Noun(1) official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc., especially by watching for out of bounds or offside(2) a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
(1) Both referee Dunn and his linesman missed the contact and Henry was furious.(2) He was offside, says the linesman , and for once in this tournament, the replay agrees.(3) Under advice from the linesman , the referee awards a free-kick to AC Milan about 40 yards out for no apparent reason.(4) Drury went down under Muirhead's tackle from behind and after some frantic flag-waving from the linesman , the referee gave the penalty.(5) The linesman says the ball had earlier gone out of play, which is frankly tosh.(6) The referee overruled the linesman and disallowed the goal leading to protests which halted the game for several minutes.(7) Although the referee ruled that he had got the ball down, the linesman - who was further away - gave a double movement.(8) The experienced official calmly walked over to his far side linesman and consulted him before pointing to the half-way line and sending the Dundee fans into raptures.(9) Gerrard's just been fouled making for the penalty area, but the referee and the linesman are having none of it.(10) But as he gallops towards the Aussie goal with the ball at his feet, the linesman waves his flag.(11) I can understand how the referee didn't spot it, but the linesman must just have been asleep.(12) Just as expansion introduced the question of where the additional players were going to come from, the league's growth to 30 teams has added to the number of referees and linesmen needed.(13) Looking ahead at the coming quarter-final games, Blatter said linesmen should follow the ├ö├ç├┐in doubt don't raise the flag├ö├ç├û rule.(14) Berbatov gets one foot inside the penalty area before losing the ball, and even the linesmen are beginning to take crafty peeks at their watches.(15) As the referee arrived for the final without umpires or linesmen, the game was played out with three recruited umpires and no linesmen at all as neither side provided one.(16) Questions must be asked on Sunday about the constant interference by umpires and linesmen during the course of the game.
Related Phrases of linesman
1. electrician ::
2. lineman ::
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