lineman

 /ˈlaɪnmən/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
line•man /ˈlaɪnmən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable],pl. -men. 
  1. Telecommunicationsa person who installs or repairs telephone, telegraph, or other wires.
  2. Sportone of the players in the line of a football team, as a center, guard, tackle, or end.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
line•man  (līnmən), 
n., pl. -men. 
  1. TelecommunicationsAlso,linesman. a person who installs or repairs telephone, telegraph, or other wires.
  2. Sport[Football.]one of the players in the line, as a center, guard, tackle, or end.
  3. Surveying[Survey.]a person who marks the positions of a survey mark with a range pole or the like.
Etymology:
  • line1 + -man 1855–60
See -man. 

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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