lineman


lineman

lineman [lahyn-muh n] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for lineman on Thesaurus.com noun, plural line·men.

  1. Also linesman. a person who installs or repairs telephone, telegraph, or other wires.
  2. Football. one of the players in the line, as a center, guard, tackle, or end.
  3. Surveying. a person who marks the positions of a survey mark with a range pole or the like.

Origin of lineman First recorded in 1855–60; line1 + -man Related formsun·der·line·man, noun, plural un·der·line·men.Usage note See -man. Related Words for lineman juicer, wireman, lineman, linesman Examples from the Web for lineman Contemporary Examples of lineman

  • Citi is now betting the lineman can transform into a quarterback.

    Citi’s Parade of CEOs

    Daniel Gross

    October 22, 2012

  • A former Colgate University lineman, Rooney was a pugnacious GI who had trouble keeping his lips zipped.

    The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day

    Timothy M. Gay

    June 6, 2012

  • Historical Examples of lineman

  • It was only after a moment 92 that the lineman could be seen to gain.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The lineman snorted and the operator saw that his appeal had fallen flat.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Down these the lineman, stubborn and bleeding, drove a desperate way.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • “I’ll need a long rope,” Neale had said to King, his lineman.

    The U.P. Trail

    Zane Grey

  • “I’ll inform you later,” replied Neale, turning to the lineman.

    The U.P. Trail

    Zane Grey

  • British Dictionary definitions for lineman lineman noun plural -men

    1. another name for platelayer
    2. a person who does the chaining, taping, or marking of points for a surveyor
    3. Australian and NZ (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who controlled the line used to help drowning swimmers and surfers
    4. American football a member of the row of players who start each down positioned on either side of the line of scrimmage
    5. US and Canadian another word for linesman (def. 2)

    Word Origin and History for lineman n.

    1858, worker on telegraph (later telephone) lines, from line (n.) + man (n.).

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