AskDefine | Define lineman

Dictionary Definition



1 one of the players on the line of scrimmage
2 the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
3 a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines [syn: electrician, linesman]
4 the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage

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  1. a person who installs and repairs overhead cables (either power or telephone); a linesman

Extensive Definition

Lineman or linesman may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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