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English definition of “yellow card”

yellow card

noun [C usually singular]    
in football, a small, yellow card that is shown to a player by the referee (= the official who is responsible for making certain the rules are followed) as a warning that the player has not obeyed a ruleFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
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