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ref in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrefref /ref/ noun [countable] informal  DSa referee
Examples from the Corpus
refYelling at refs is a big step forward.To apply, send your c.v., quoting ref.Omonia supporters chased the ref off the pitch, then tore down the steel dressing-room doors.Juwan Howard is fined for signaling his degree of respect for the refs, on a scale of 1 to 10.The slightest contact draws a whistle, usually from the ref with the worst view.The ref was full of Christmas spirit and United's top scorer was dancing with delight.