Definition of Lineman

1. Noun. One of the players on the line of scrimmage.

Specialized synonyms: Center, Snapper, End, Guard, Tackle
Generic synonyms: Football Player, Footballer

2. Noun. The surveyor who marks positions with a range pole.
Generic synonyms: Surveyor

3. Noun. A person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines.
Exact synonyms: Electrician, Linesman
Specialized synonyms: Gaffer
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker

4. Noun. (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage.
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Position
Specialized synonyms: Center, Guard, Tackle, End
Group relationships: Linemen

Definition of Lineman

1. n. One who carries the line in surveying, etc.

Definition of Lineman

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

2. Noun. (American football) a playing position ¹

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Definition of Lineman

1. one who installs or repairs telephone wires [n LINEMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lineman

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Literary usage of Lineman

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"417, 132 SW 712; —$20000—telephone lineman, 30 years of age, earning $3.75 per day—plaintiff a | "pitiable human wreck"—trial court reduced ¡ award from ..."

2. Special bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"Electric line work—Cond'd lineman 28 22 While repairing broken wire, ... lineman lineman. lineman. lineman. lineman. lineman. lineman. lineman. lineman. ..."

3. A Treatise on Telegraph Law by William Wilson Cook (1920)
"Colorado: Where a lineman has been engaged for some time in removing decayed pules ... Connecticut: An experienced lineman cannot recover from his employer, ..."

4. Military Signal Corps Manual (1918)
"The men of the telephone section, except the chief of section chief operator, and chief lineman, are numbered from 1 to 15 for the purpose of prescribing ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"A telegraph company and its pole inspector are jointly liable for injuries to a lineman from the negligence o£ the inspector in failing to discover a defect ..."

6. Songs of the Steel Age by William Hurd Hillyer (1907)
"THE lineman Thin, scattered ranks of snow Stampede along the street; ... In homely garb of toil, With tools of quaint device, The lineman comes, ..."

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