Lineman meaning

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A person employed to install or repair telephone, telegraph, or electric power lines.
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A person whose work is setting up and repairing telephone lines, electric power lines, etc.
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A person employed to inspect and repair railroad tracks.
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(football) A player positioned on the line of scrimmage near the ball.
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A person who carries a surveying line, tape, or chain.
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(football) A player on the line of scrimmage, whose primary role is blocking or tackling.
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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.
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A person who installs and repairs overhead cables (either power or telephone); a linesman.
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(American football) A playing position.
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