line judge

noun

Definition of line judge

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

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The American tennis star pointed his racket like a gun at a line judge after his call was overturned The United Tennis Association has fined American doubles star Mike Bryan $10,000 for pointing his tennis racket like a rifle at one of the U.S. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Mike Bryan Fined $10,000 for Making a Rifle Gesture With His Racket at U.S. Open Official," 2 Sep. 2019 Bryan had successfully challenged the line judge's decision after replays on the big screen showed the ball had landed narrowly behind the baseline. Ben Church, CNN, "US tennis star fined for pretending to shoot line judge with racket," 2 Sep. 2019 And for the first time, the U.S.T.A.’s pretournament orientation programs for line judges and the event’s 40 chair umpires include implicit-bias education. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "What Changed After Serena vs. the Umpire? Not Much.," 23 Aug. 2019 The others are umpire Fred Bryan of Bloomington, line judge Jeff Seeman of Chaska and down judge Mike Spanier of Sartell. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Rookie tight end Irv Smith showing Vikings he can block, too," 15 Aug. 2019 In addition to his selection as a bowl official, Patrick has also served as a Chief Specialist for line judges in the SEC. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al.com, "He scored 97 points in 1 HS game but something else got him in HOF," 29 June 2019 The other officials for the game will be umpire Roy Ellison, down judge Jerry Bergman, line judge Byron Boston, field judge Tom Hill, side judge Scott Edwards and back judge Perry Pagnelli. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Gene Steratore Named Super Bowl LII Referee," 17 Jan. 2018 The Video Assistant Referee crew took a closer look, overruled the line judge, and called it a goal. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, "World Cup VAR drama as Spain, Portugal advance, plus other winners and losers," 25 June 2018 The other members of the Super Bowl LII officiating crew are Roy Ellison (umpire), Jerry Bergman (down judge), Byron Boston (line judge), Tom Hill (field judge), Scott Edwards (side judge) and Perry Paganelli (back judge). David Humphrey, star-telegram, "Super Bowl LII is coming ... do you know all the angles, facts and figures?," 26 Jan. 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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