yellow card

  1. Soccer. a yellow card shown by the referee to a player being cautioned for a violation.

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How to use yellow card in a sentence

  • “I have a yellow card,” Munter recalled, describing the new policy.

  • And, placing his hand in his breast-pocket, he produced a small folded yellow card bearing his photograph, which he handed to me.

    Hushed Up | William Le Queux
  • Pocketing the yellow card, she squeezed behind the steering wheel.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder | Mildred A. Wirt
  • The official announcement came to the Consulate upon a long yellow card bearing certain Chinese characters.

    As I Remember | Marian Gouverneur
  • With the yellow card in his hand, he went over to the fiction section of the open shelves.

    A Son of the City | Herman Gastrell Seely

British Dictionary definitions for yellow card

yellow card

/ sport /

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

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

  1. serving as a warning; intended to warn: a yellow card system is in place

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