head linesman


Definition of head linesman

: a football linesman

Examples of head linesman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 His down judge, formerly called the head linesman, is Sarah Thomas, who will be working her first Eagles game. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of head linesman

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Head linesman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20linesman. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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