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

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The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress's official scorekeeper, determined that the law will add more than $1 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next decade. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: 'We're jittery right now.' Amazon sell-off reflects market's sensitivity to Trump headlines," 29 Mar. 2018 Estimates from nonpartisan government scorekeepers do not project the tax cut will pay for itself. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "U.S. Tax Revenues Fall, Deficit Widens in Wake of New Tax Law," 13 Feb. 2019 Longtime Orange Coast League scorekeeper Frank Aronoff said that the Mustangs’ two wins leading up to the quarterfinals were the program’s first playoff victories since 1979. Andrew Turner,, "Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong," 8 July 2018 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

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scorekeeper

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

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