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linesman

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noun lines·man \ˈlīnz-mən\

Simple Definition of linesman

  • : an official in a sport such as football, tennis, or hockey who decides if a ball, puck, or player has gone out of the proper playing area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of linesman

  1. 1 :  lineman 1

  2. 2 :  an official who assists a referee (as in football or hockey) especially in determining if a ball, puck, or player is out-of-bounds or offside

1883

First Known Use of linesman

1883


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