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Definition of "lineman" []

  • A person employed to install or repair telephone, telegraph, or electric power lines. Also called linesman. (noun)
  • A man employed to inspect and repair railroad tracks. (noun)
  • Football A player positioned on the forward line. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lineman" in a sentence
  • "But what you don't want to see, as far as a lineman, is a big, stiff guy that can't move."
  • "-- OT Charles Brown -- The all-conference lineman is more quick and athletic than a brawler, and he certainly faced many speedy edge rushers in the Pac-10."
  • "Today, a 270-pound lineman is undersized and a 215-pound defender is too slight for safety."