- a person who carries a surveying line, tape, or chain
- a person whose work is setting up and repairing telephone lines, electric power lines, etc.
- Football a player on the line of scrimmage, whose primary role is blocking or tackling
An individual who repairs transmission lines, including telephones, cable TV and electric lines. Typically outdoor work, the lineman's job started in the mid-1800s with the telegraph. In the U.K., the term is "linesman." See lineman's handset.