lines·​man | \ ˈlīnz-mən How to pronounce linesman (audio) \

Definition of linesman

2 : an official who assists a referee (as in football, tennis, or hockey) especially in determining if a ball, puck, or player is out-of-bounds or offside

Examples of linesman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the rebound spilled in front of the goal to an open Joey Maher, who missed the rebound attempt even as the linesman put up the offsides flag. Jeremy Price, The Indianapolis Star, 18 May 2021 Ryan Daisy was the only linesman that finished the game. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 23 Feb. 2021 Pinch the horizontal wire with a pair of linesman pliers, then rotate your hand to kink the wire tight. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, 6 Mar. 2021 Monday’s game finished with just one linesman instead of the customary two as Devin Berg left the game during the second intermission due to an injury. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 23 Feb. 2021 The result was a collision between Corral and Morris that left the linesman sprawled on the ground. Mark Heim |, al, 20 Dec. 2020 Landeskog was furious at himself and young linesman Brandon Gawryletz after the game. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, 15 Jan. 2020 The Brady Bunch Only one player has opted out from Tom Brady's new team -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- and that's offensive linesman Brad Seaton. Calum Trenaman And Jill Martin, CNN, 7 Aug. 2020 Houston Texans defensive linesman, J.J.Watt, of course. Southern Living, 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of linesman

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Linesman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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