scorekeeper

noun
score·​keep·​er | \ ˈskȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce scorekeeper (audio) \

Definition of scorekeeper

: one that keeps score specifically : an official who records the score during a game or contest

Examples of scorekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s on top of the $164 billion that the Joint Committee on Taxation, congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper, estimates the $600 payments will cost. al, "Mo Brooks disagrees with Trump on $2,000 stimulus checks," 28 Dec. 2020 The total cost of the tax-break bonanza is $328 billion, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’s non-partisan scorekeeper. Laura Davison, Bloomberg.com, "Beer, Restaurants and Nascar Win Tax Breaks in Virus-Relief Bill," 21 Dec. 2020 The site supervisor and scorekeeper will sanitize the game ball. John Benson, cleveland, "Brooklyn’s recreational youth basketball season on pause due to pandemic," 10 Dec. 2020 Stonequist becomes the third Hall of Fame selection from Maine West’s staff, joining Kipp and longtime scorekeeper Mary Dankowski. Michael Wojtychiw, chicagotribune.com, "A main event: Maine West girls basketball program highlights 2021 class for Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame," 18 Dec. 2020 The site supervisor and scorekeeper will sanitize the game ball. John Benson, cleveland, "Brooklyn’s recreational youth basketball season on pause due to pandemic," 10 Dec. 2020 The site supervisor and scorekeeper will sanitize the game ball. John Benson, cleveland, "North Olmsted planning youth rec basketball program with nearby communities," 11 Nov. 2020 The scorekeeper should come prepared for a busy night. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Scorekeeper, be ready: Rockwall vs. Rockwall-Heath should feature Texas-sized offensive stats in district opener," 21 Oct. 2020 The zones were expected to reduce federal revenues by $1.6 billion over a 10-year period, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress's official scorekeeper. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, "Trump to ask federal agencies to move offices into ‘opportunity zones’," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of scorekeeper

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scorekeeper was in 1880

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9 Jan 2021

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“Scorekeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorekeeper. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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scorekeeper

noun
How to pronounce scorekeeper (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of scorekeeper

chiefly US : a person who records the official score in a game or contest

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