head linesman

noun

: a football linesman

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Coover will return as a head linesman on Matt Starr’s crew, a group that includes veterans Art Warren and Don Clay along with Toby Wilson, who is considered one of the best young officials. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2022 Wayne Mackie, a former head linesman who is now the league’s vice president of officiating, training and development, agreed that being a field judge takes a toll, and not just physically. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Reed worked varsity games in the City Conference and North Conference, rotating between head linesman, back judge and line judge. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2021 On fourth and 2 from the 2, the Ole Miss quarterback faked the handoff, and the head linesman - Gus Morris - came running down the goal line to mark the spot. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 20 Dec. 2020 Meanwhile, Georgia has moved from 7 wins to 8 at SportsBetting.ag, according to head linesman Robert Cooper. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 18 Aug. 2020 Defee said there also was shoving during Saturday’s incident, saying he and head linesman Al Green were hit. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2019 The head linesman takes the short receiver or the receiver to the flat. Peter King, SI.com, 5 Dec. 2013 In a three-receiver set, the head linesman has the middle man. Peter King, SI.com, 5 Dec. 2013 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of head linesman was circa 1949

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“Head linesman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20linesman. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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