Linesman meaning

līnz'mən
An official who marks the downs and the position of the ball and watches for certain violations from the sidelines.
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An official who has the responsibility to make decisions along a sideline, goal line, etc., as in reporting whether the ball is inside or outside the line.
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See lineman.
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(soccer, dated) An assistant referee.
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(tennis) An official who calls shots that pitch out of bounds, and judges foot faults.
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(ice hockey) An official whose primary task is to watch the blue line and determine when there has been an offside.
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(American football) An official whose primary task is to determine whether there has been a line of scrimmage violation.
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A person employed to work on electrical lines; a lineman.
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Origin of linesman