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

 

assistant referee

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˌsɪstənt refəˈriː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˌsɪstənt refəˈriː//
 
(also referee’s assistant
BrE BrE//ˌrefəriːz əˈsɪstənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəriːz əˈsɪstənt//
 
)
Soccer
 
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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