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A yellow-colored card shown by a referee to a player, especially in soccer, to indicate that the player has committed a flagrant foul. Being shown two yellow cards results in ejection from the game.
(General Sporting Terms) a card of a yellow colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been officially cautioned for some offence
(General Sporting Terms) (tr) to caution (a player) officially for some offence
serving as a warning; intended to warn: a yellow card system is in place.
Soccer. a yellow card shown by the referee to a player being cautioned for a violation. Compare red card.
Displayed by the referee to a player guilty of a serious foul or persistent lesser fouling; constitutes a caution.