Definition of assistant referee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


assistant referee

BrE BrE//əˌsɪstənt refəˈriː//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌsɪstənt refəˈriː//
(also referee’s assistant
BrE BrE//ˌrefəriːz əˈsɪstənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəriːz əˈsɪstənt//
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(in football (soccer )) the official name for a linesman (= an official who helps the referee, for example in deciding whether or where a ball has passed outside the field of play) See related entries: Soccer
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: assistant referee