police lineup
Line-up Line"-up`, Lineup Line"up` (l[imac]n"[u^]p), n. 1. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game. [PJC]

2. Specifically: The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play. [PJC]

3. Specifically: (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: batting order, card, lineup. [WordNet 1.5]

4. Hence: any arrangement of persons (rarely, of things), esp. when having a common purpose or sentiment; as, the line-up at a ticket-office window; the line-up of political factions. [Colloq.] [PJC]

5. A group of persons including a suspect in a police investigation, arranged so as to be observed by a witness, who is requested to identify the perpetrator, if he/she is present in the group. Such an identification may be used as evidence of guilt of the suspect. Also called a {police lineup}. [WordNet sense 2] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lineup — Line up Line up , Lineup Line up (l[imac]n [u^]p), n. 1. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game. [PJC] 2. Specifically: The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play. [PJC] 3. Specifically: (baseball) a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lineup — {n.} 1. An alignment of objects in a straight line. * /A lineup of Venus and the moon can be a very beautiful sight in the night sky./ 2. An arrangement of suspects through a one way mirror so that the victim or the witness of a crime can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lineup — {n.} 1. An alignment of objects in a straight line. * /A lineup of Venus and the moon can be a very beautiful sight in the night sky./ 2. An arrangement of suspects through a one way mirror so that the victim or the witness of a crime can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • lineup — line·up n: a line of persons assembled by police esp. for possible identification of a suspect by a witness to a crime compare showup Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lin …   Law dictionary

  • lineup — also line up, from LINE (Cf. line) (v.2) + UP (Cf. up). The baseball version (1889) is older than the police version (1907) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lineup — ☆ lineup [līn′up΄ ] n. an arrangement of persons or things in or as in a line; specif., a) a group lined up by police, one of whom a witness is to identify as a suspect b) a schedule of television programs c) Sports a list of the players, often… …   English World dictionary

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