line judge

noun

Definition of 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 Busta is the only player to defeat Djokovic in 2020, when Djokovic was disqualified from the U.S. Open for hitting a line judge with a ball. Star Tribune, "Novak Djokovic reaches French Open quarterfinals," 5 Oct. 2020 Djokovic was playing in a first grand slam match since being defaulted from Flushing Meadows in September after hitting a line judge with a ball during his fourth-round game. Ben Church, CNN, "Novak Djokovic powers to victory in first grand slam match since US Open default," 29 Sep. 2020 That, of course, was when Djokovic unintentionally hit a line judge in the throat with a ball in a fit of anger — resulting in him being thrown out. Star Tribune, "Moving on after US Open default, Djokovic wins Italian Open," 21 Sep. 2020 The moment might have gone unremarked had the ball not struck a line judge in the neck. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 17 Sep. 2020 Speaking to reporters for the first time since he was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball, Djokovic acknowledged his reckless behavior. Cesar Brioso, USA TODAY, "Novak Djokovic admits he deserved to be DQ'd from US Open: 'The rules are clear'," 15 Sep. 2020 The Serbian was disqualified last week after hitting a line judge with a ball during his fourth-round game of the grand slam against Pablo Carreno Busta. Ben Morse, CNN, "Novak Djokovic doesn't think he'll 'ever forget' disqualification from US Open," 14 Sep. 2020 The ball hit a female line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court and reached for her neck. Howard Fendrich, chicagotribune.com, "No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic out of the U.S. Open after hitting a line judge with a tennis ball," 6 Sep. 2020 The ball hit a female line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court. Howard Fendrich, Houston Chronicle, "Novak Djokovic out of US Open after hitting line judge with ball," 6 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of line judge

1970, in the meaning defined above

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14 Oct 2020

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“Line judge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line%20judge. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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