Definition of lineman
1 : one who sets up or repairs electric wire communication or power lines —called also linesman
2 : a player in the forward line of a team; specifically : a football player in the line
Recent Examples of lineman from the Web
The answer was kind of no one, as IU split its 33 team sacks (2.5 per game, fifth-best in the Big Ten) among 14 different players, including nine different linemen.
Swinney says plenty of defensive linemen have left Clemson looking like Lawrence, but a rare few showed up on campus with his physique and motor.
Unveiled in 2013, the Street 500 resembles a conventional Harley in the way an Ivy League quarterback resembles an NFL lineman.
And then on his fifth pass of the game, at the Steelers' 4-yard-line, Dalton was intercepted by defensive linemen Stephon Tuitt.
Cathedral offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor, the top in-state player by 247sports, is committed to Michigan.
Zimmerman will be joined by teammate and defensive lineman Dmitri Davis.
Indian Hill ’19 defensive lineman, Jalen Thornton, picked up three offers this week, two on Wednesday.
Left tackle earth mover Jonah Williams of Alabama and Folsom is the prototype NFL lineman.
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First Known Use of 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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