linesman
Lineman Line"man (l[imac]n"m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Linemen} (l[imac]n"m[e^]n). 1. One who carries the line in surveying, etc.; the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole. [1913 Webster]

2. A man employed to examine the rails of a railroad to see if they are in good condition; also, a man employed to install or repair telegraph, telephone, television cable, or power lines. Also called {linesman}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Football) A player whose position is in the first (forward) line, as opposed to a {back}; one who plays on the line of scrimmage. specifically: a center, guard, or tackle. [PJC]

4. A ladies' man who is especially adept at inventing effective introductory phrases (pick-up lines) to gain a woman's attention. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

5. the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage. [WordNet sense 4] [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • linesman — n. 1. the official (in tennis or soccer) who watches the lines. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines. Syn: electrician, lineman. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linesman — [līnz′mən] n. pl. linesmen [līnz′mən] 1. LINEMAN (senses 1 & 2) 2. Football HEAD LINESMAN 3. Tennis Soccer etc. an official who has the responsibility to make decisions along a sideline, goal line, etc., as in reporting whether the ball is inside …   English World dictionary

  • linesman — (n.) 1856, soldier in a regiment of the line, from genitive of LINE (Cf. line) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.). Sports sense, in reference to umpires with specific duties in games with lines (originally tennis, also ice hockey) is from 1890 …   Etymology dictionary

  • linesman — ► NOUN 1) (in games played on a field or court) an official who assists the referee or umpire in deciding whether the ball is out of play. 2) Brit. a person who repairs and maintains telephone or electricity power lines …   English terms dictionary

  • linesman — UK [ˈlaɪnzmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms linesman : singular linesman plural linesmen 1) someone whose job is to decide whether a ball has gone out of the playing area in sports such as tennis and football 2) someone whose job is to… …   English dictionary

  • linesman — [[t]la͟ɪnzmən[/t]] linesmen N COUNT A linesman is an official who assists the referee or umpire in games such as soccer, football, and tennis by indicating when the ball goes over the lines around the edge of the field or court …   English dictionary

  • linesman — šoninis teisėjas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Teisėjas, šalia pakylos (sunkioji atletika), ringo (boksas), kilimo (imtynės) stebintis sportininkų veiksmus ir vertinantis juos pagal sporto šakos taisykles. atitikmenys: angl …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • linesman — linijų teisėjas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Aerobikos varžybų teisėjas, stebintis, kad sportininkai neperžengtų aerobikos aikštės linijų. atitikmenys: angl. linesman vok. Linienrichter, m rus. судья на линии …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • linesman — linijų teisėjas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Aikštės (bokštelio) teisėjo pagalbininkas, kurio pareiga stebėti ir registruoti kamuolio išlėkimą į užribį. Futbolo linijų teisėjas turi dar vieną svarbią užduotį – stebėti ir… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • linesman — noun Date: 1883 1. lineman 1 2. an official who assists a referee (as in football or hockey) especially in determining if a ball, puck, or player is out of bounds or offside …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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