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lineman (plural linemen)
- A person who installs and repairs overhead cables (either power or telephone); a linesman.
- 1962 August, G. M. Kichenside, “Resignalling for the Kent Coast electrification—Phase II”, in Modern Railways, page 126:
- In the event of a failure, by the operation of a switch signalmen at the panel boxes can set up flashing white lights on certain signalling apparatus cases spaced at approximately half-mile intervals alongside the line, in order to call the lineman. The lineman can communicate with the signalman by plugging in a hand telephone at any one of these points.
- (American football) A player who specializes in play at the line of scrimmage.
playing position in football