yellow card


Soccer. a yellow card shown by the referee to a player being cautioned for a violation.
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow card

yellow card
/ sport /


a card of a yellow colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been officially cautioned for some offence

verb yellow-card

(tr) to caution (a player) officially for some offence


serving as a warning; intended to warna yellow card system is in place
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