from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official who records the score throughout a game or competition.

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  • n. Someone who keeps track of the score at a sporting event or other contest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an official who records the score during the progress of a game


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  • Rasmussen said he is simply a "scorekeeper," but his spike in clout has sharpened skepticism about how he tracks the dip in Democratic fortunes.

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  • I mean, I really felt that my "scorekeeper" had kept a track of all my "broken promises" and how it has been feeding my perception of self in a negative light.

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  • As they left, some Indiana fans ran towards the scorer’s table and called the scorekeeper and clock operator cheaters.

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  • Republican who was so disconnected with his brother's world and Illinois politics he was little more than a "scorekeeper" who kept tabs of donations. -

  • It is able to spend this way because it acts as the "scorekeeper" in the US monetary system whose function it is to mark up or mark down the monetary resources of all those who use its monopoly currency.


  • According to the Congressional Budget Office, the official "scorekeeper" for federal legislation, the Republican health care proposal will reduce private health insurance premiums by up to 10 percent, expand coverage to three million uninsured people, and reduce the federal deficit by $68 billion over the next 10 years. Local News

  • That's not just my personal diagnosis as a doctor or a Republican; it's the conclusion of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office - the neutral "scorekeeper" that determines the cost of major bills.

    The Composed Gentleman

  • "Because of economies of scale in trading markets, as foreign holders of U.S. securities moved their transactions abroad, more of the market could go with them, which could diminish the importance of the United States as a major global financial market," wrote Douglas Elmendorf, director of the CBO, Congress's official budget scorekeeper.

    CBO: Trading Tax Could Drive Away Financial Firms

  • Coaches, parents, teammates, family, friends, the scorekeeper, the PA announcer, even the old man who picked recyclables out of the garbage cans yelled mixed messages at Conor.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • The new forecast is larger than the $1.48 trillion deficit projected last month by the Congressional Budget Office, Congress's nonpartisan scorekeeper, and up from last year's $1.3 trillion shortfall.

    Budget Forecasts Bigger 2011 Deficit


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