line judge

noun

: a football linesman whose duties include keeping track of the official time for the game

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After an incomplete third-down pass with Denver trailing Kansas City 27-0 with 3:45 left in the first half, Jeudy pulled off his helmet and stalked across the field shouting at line judge Tripp Sutter. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 16 Dec. 2022 Late in the first half, Diaz scored with a shot from distance that found the bottom corner, but the goal was disallowed as the line judge called Diaz offsides. Nick Celario, oregonlive, 9 Nov. 2022 Andy Reid talks to line judge Jeff Seeman after the disputed roughing the passer penalty against Chris Jones Monday night. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Oct. 2022 According to The New York Times, after a profanity-laden outburst against a U.S. Open line judge in 2009 — during which the woman claimed the athlete threatened her — Williams had to face elder witnesses. Lindsay Kimble, Peoplemag, 8 Oct. 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 Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports the NFL is reviewing the incident involving side judge Jeff Lamberth and line judge Tripp Sutter. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 24 Oct. 2022 Former tennis player Steve Darcis jokingly gave credit to the one person who was able to break Djokovic's winning run -- the line judge. Matias Grez, CNN, 7 Sep. 2020 If someone is indeed injured, as when Djokovic inadvertently hit a line judge in the throat at the 2020 U.S. Open, the player is automatically disqualified. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of line judge was in 1970

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“Line judge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line%20judge. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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