Definition of line judge in English:

line judge


  • (in tennis, volleyball, and badminton) an official positioned near one of the lines of the court who decides whether a ball or shuttlecock lands within the court or not.

    ‘a line judge called the ball out’
    • ‘For no particular reason, early on, he demanded to have a line judge replaced.’
    • ‘She was giving the line judges grief.’
    • ‘The ball was called out, but the umpire over-ruled the line judge.’
    • ‘The line judge determined White had crossed the goal line.’
    • ‘TV replays showed the ball landed in, and the line judge had called it correctly.’