linesman linesman

Definition(s):

  1. (n) official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way (especially by watching for out of bounds or offside)
  2. (n) a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Had the linesman not raised his flag, keeper and defenders would have tried harder to stop Morientes.
  2. Savitt glowered at the linesman, stalked over to the umpire and demanded that the offending linesman be removedpresumably for incompetence.
  3. The referee, linesman, head linesman, umpire, field judge and back judge who rate number one will get to call the big one this Sunday.

News

  1. LATEST NEWS

    Japan's Maya Yoshida argues a linesman's call after a goal was disallowed due to offside during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  2. Japan gives Italy a scare at Confederations Cup

    Japan's Maya Yoshida argues a linesman's call after a goal was disallowed due to offside during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The News-Times

  3. Players, father convicted in linesman's death

    Six youth players and the father of one of them were convicted of manslaughter Monday for kicking a volunteer linesman to death after a game, a brutal attack that shocked this soccer-loving nation. Judges in Lelystad sentenced the 50-year-old father, identified only as El-Hasan D, to six years in prison. Five ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "I'm a good friend of Baldassi, we talk all the time, but my impression is that the refereeing was horrible," Maradona said. "Baldassi was very bad. And the linesman was Andrea Bocelli."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Diego Maradona Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. "I didn't know exactly that it went all the way to net or not, but I just wanted to see what the linesman was doing," Dempsey said. "I saw the linesman running back with his flag, so I knew that they counted the goal and I just went and...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Clint Dempsey Source: The Associated Press

  3. Moyes, who also saw a late Steven Pienaar 'goal' ruled out by Dowd, said: "I felt the referee and linesman got that decision (the disallowed goal) right. Many managers may not say that." "But I felt it was just offside and the ball could have...
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: David Moyes Source: ESPN

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