One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who scores goals, points, etc. in a game.‘he was last season's leading scorer with 40 tries’
- ‘All hits on scorers after a goal should be considered attempts to injure and be penalized as such.’
- ‘In Pancev, they possessed the continent's most prolific scorer, with 34 goals for his club.’
- ‘After quickly getting among the Conference top scorers this season, goals have been hard to come by for Mullin in recent weeks.’
- ‘Jon Newby, now top scorer after his seventh goal of the season, would be a prime target for ambitious clubs.’
- ‘McGiver was also a deadly marksman during the preliminary round of play scoring 10 goals to lead all scorers.’
2A person who keeps a record of the score in a game.
- ‘Interestingly, qualified cricket umpires, match referee and scorers will be there for the carnival.’
- ‘The umpire signalled his call to the scorer by holding an open palm above his head.’
- ‘The secretary of the Bradford Mutual Sunday School League said the match was a bit of a headache for the scorers and umpires.’
- ‘Kiriella was accorded a farewell by the umpires and the scorers at their headquarters recently.’
- ‘The details of how to record a score are left to the individual scorer's discretion.’
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