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- n. A man responsible for the care and maintenance of a length of road or railway
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A suitable lengthman or site warden can undertake very small repairs.
In certain cases it may be necessary to reduce the length of road covered by the lengthman.
Until the mid-20th century, a lengthman carrying a scythe was employed to cut back the vegetation along every road and lane.