line judge


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

Examples of line judge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the time of disqualification, Rublev yelled a Russian obscenity in the face of a line judge; as a result, he was thrown out of the tournament, per Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 The very next point, the same line judge called Monfils’ shot in to the dismay of Medvedev, who left the ball expecting an out call to come. Matias Grez, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 Umpire Terry Killens, down judge Patrick Holt, line judge Mark Perlman, field judge Tom Hill, side judge Allen Baynes, back judge Brad Freeman and replay official Mike Chase. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2024 The 2020 all-Black officiating crew included Barry Anderson as the umpire, Anthony Jeffries as the side judge, Carl Johnson as the line judge, Julian Mapp as the down judge, Dale Shaw as the field judge, and Greg Steed as the back judge. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 15 Dec. 2023 His father, Apostolos, is also a seasoned player, though not a former top touring pro, who trained as a coach and a line judge and now coaches his son. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2023 Human line judges at the tournament have been replaced by optical technology to determine whether a ball is ruled in or out. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 During the first set of their match, Zhang hit a forehand that appeared to hit the line, but the line judge ruled the ball was out. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 19 July 2023 Here’s the rest of the crew: Umpire Roy Ellison, line judge Jeff Bergman, down judge Jerod Phillips, field judge John Jenkins, side judge Eugene Hall, back judge Dino Paganelli, replay official Mark Butterworth. Katie McInerney,, 12 Feb. 2023

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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