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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports A woman official in various court games whose chief duty is to call shots that fall out of bounds.
- n. Sports Either of two women officials in ice hockey who call icing and offsides, conduct face-offs, and call penalties.
- n. Female linesman.
- lines + woman (Wiktionary)
“Rafter and Agassi called the lineswoman's decision to report the obscenity "unfair.”
“Here's the queen of American tennis, unhinged about a terrible (bleep) foot-fault call, moving ominously toward the poor (bleep) lady who made it, while holding up her racket as if it were a samurai sword, barking about wanting to take the (bleep) tennis ball and force feed it to the lineswoman.”
“Toms was the first female to officiate in the Premier League, as a lineswoman.”
“Andy Gray and Richard Keys were disciplined Monday for derogatory comments about Sian Massey's suitability as a lineswoman for a Premier League game the commentators were working Saturday for Sky Sports.”
“Getty Images Serena Williams Williams had been on two-year probation for a 2009 incident during the U.S. Open semifinal, when she verbally abused a lineswoman who had called her for a foot fault.”
“Williams was charged with unsportsmanlike conduct for berating a lineswoman after the lineswoman called a foot-fault on Williams during the final game of the match.”
“Although the referee didn't have a good view, I thought the lineswoman, or whatever she's called, had a great view.”
“Rio Ferdinand slams 'prehistoric' Sky pair over lineswoman comments”
“But Roddick did berate the lineswoman – although without the threatening or colorful language that Serena Williams used when she launched a tirade at a line judge over a foot call at the end of her semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters in last year's semifinals.”
“But the lineswoman mistakenly told Mr. Roddick he had faulted with his right foot, which Mr. Roddick correctly said was impossible.”
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