lineman

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noun line·man \ˈlīn-mən\

Definition of lineman

  1. 1 :  one who sets up or repairs electric wire communication or power lines —called also linesman

  2. 2 :  a player in the forward line of a team; specifically :  a football player in the line

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First Known Use of lineman

1876


LINEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

lineman

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Definition of lineman for English Language Learners

  • American football : a player whose position is on the line of scrimmage

  • : a person whose job is to set up and repair power lines or telephone lines


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