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

  • Had the linesman not raised his flag, keeper and defenders would have tried harder to stop Morientes.
  • When not sending passes that freed his wingers to hurl themselves at the Czech goal, he was busy retrieving loose balls for restarts, rushing over with a replacement for a linesman .
  • When California's Dennis Ralston blasted a serve past Krishnan and the linesman signaled a clean ace, the galleries set up such a hullabaloo that the umpire shrugged, and replaced .
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    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.
    June 20, 2013 - Connecticut Post
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - The News-Times
  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - The Washington Times
Quotes

  • Diego Maradona in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    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."
  • Clint Dempsey in The Associated Press
    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...
  • David Moyes in ESPN
    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...

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