WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
line•man /ˈlaɪnmən/USA pronunciation  n. [countable],pl.  -men.
  1. a person who installs or repairs telephone, telegraph, or other wires.
  2. one of the players in the line of a football team, as a center, guard, tackle, or end.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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