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line·man

 (līn′mən)
n.
1. A person employed to install or repair telephone, telegraph, or electric power lines. Also called linesman.
2. A person employed to inspect and repair railroad tracks.
3. Football A player positioned on the line of scrimmage near the ball.

lineman

(ˈlaɪnmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Railways) another name for platelayer
2. (Professions) another name for platelayer
3. (Surveying) a person who does the chaining, taping, or marking of points for a surveyor
4. (Professions) a person who does the chaining, taping, or marking of points for a surveyor
5. Austral and NZ (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who controlled the line used to help drowning swimmers and surfers
6. (American Football) American football a member of the row of players who start each down positioned on either side of the line of scrimmage
7. US and Canadian another word for linesman2

line•man

(ˈlaɪn mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who installs or repairs telephone, telegraph, or other wires.
2. one of the players in the defensive line of a football team, as a center, guard, tackle, or end.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lineman - one of the players on the line of scrimmagelineman - one of the players on the line of scrimmage
snapper, center - (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff"
end - (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
football player, footballer - an athlete who plays American football
guard - the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
tackle - the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"
2.lineman - the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
surveyor - an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
3.lineman - a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lineslineman - a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
gaffer - an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
4.lineman - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
center - (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; "it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"
guard - (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
tackle - (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"
end - (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"
linemen - the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage
Translations

lineman

[ˈlaɪnmən] n
(US) (RAILWAYS)poseur m de rails
(TELECOMMUNICATIONS)ouvrier m des lignes
(AMERICAN FOOTBALL)défenseur m de première ligneline manager n (British)supérieur(e) m/f hiérarchique

lineman

[ˈlaɪnmən] n (-men (pl)) (Am) (Elec) → guardafili m inv (Rail) → guardalinee m inv (American Football) → attaccante m
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Beside the road they came upon a lineman eating his lunch.
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Oh, it's all right, as long as you don't step on nothin'," the lineman reassured him.
Saxon talked with the lineman, following him about, till one o'clock, when he looked at his watch, said good bye, and returned to his task of putting in a telephone for the latest immigrant from the Azores.
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If the defender tries to move laterally the same direction as the play, the offensive lineman will fight that pressure and stay with that defender.
The uncovered lineman will perform a down block and the uncovered lineman is folding around the down block working to a second level defender.
If I could've had one thing back from last year, it would've been the week leading up to the Dominguez game,'' said DeMartinis, the lone junior lineman selected to last year's All-Southern Section roster.