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

  • n. A yellow-colored card shown by a referee to a player, especially in soccer, to indicate that the player has committed a flagrant foul. Being shown two yellow cards results in ejection from the game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a yellow-coloured card, shown to a player, (especially in association football), as a caution that he has committed a flagrant foul; a further such foul would result in a red card.


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  • However, Edinburgh raised their game and Leinster, conquered by Toulouse last weekend, looked tired as great hands from Nick De Luca got his side on the attack and Heaslip was flashed a yellow card for a deliberate knock on.

    RTÉ News


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