score·keep·er | \ˈskȯr-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of scorekeeper 

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

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His record-breaking spit distance was over 93 feet in 2003, said Monica Teichman, Sage's sister-in-law and scorekeeper for the competition. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Cherry pit spitting championship is Michigan tradition," 29 June 2018 THE PROGNOSIS Congress’s official scorekeeper says Obamacare premiums will rise more slowly next year and the marketplaces will be stable in most parts of the country. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Democrats are no longer touting the benefits of Obamacare," 24 May 2018 That’s the news today from Washington’s unofficial scorekeeper of the federal regulatory burden, Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. James Freeman, WSJ, "Trump, the Six Billion Dollar Man*," 22 May 2018 The score got so out of hand that the scorekeeper ran the clock at the start of the second half to speed up the game. Chris Jeter, The Aegis, "Patterson Mill boys roll to state lacrosse final with 17-4 victory," 20 May 2018 How many errors have the Padres made this season that have been spun into hits by benevolent scorekeepers? Nick Canepa,, "Padres' Green playing the hand he has been dealt," 13 May 2018 In fact, Congress' own scorekeepers, the Joint Committee on Taxation, says that virtually every American will get a tax cut this year. Fox News, "What are President Trump's next steps on North Korea?," 22 Apr. 2018 Now each bench is outfitted with two or three tablets depending on the rink, as is the scorekeepers' bench, prepared for any officials' review, sheathed in protective cases and stored against the glass for live video review. Alex Prewitt,, "For NHL Teams and Players, iPads Have Become an Important Part of the Game," 17 Apr. 2018 In 1998, Kasell switched gears, revealing his wry sense of humor as the official judge and scorekeeper for the game show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! alongside host Peter Sagal. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "NPR's Carl Kasell dies at 84 following complications from Alzheimer's disease," 17 Apr. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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

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