from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person employed to install or repair telephone, telegraph, or electric power lines. Also called linesman.
- n. A man employed to inspect and repair railroad tracks.
- n. Football A player positioned on the forward line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who installs and repairs overhead cables (either power or telephone); a linesman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who carries the line in surveying, etc.; the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole.
- n. 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.
- n. A player whose position is in the first (forward) line, as opposed to a
back; one who plays on the line of scrimmage.
- n. A ladies' man who is especially adept at inventing effective introductory phrases (pick-up lines) to gain a woman's attention.
- n. the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who carries the line in surveying, etc.
- n. One employed in duties relating to the line of a railroad, telegraph, or telephone; one who attends to keeping the parts of the line, as the rails, posts, wires, etc., in proper condition.
- n. A line-fisherman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the players on the line of scrimmage
- n. the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
- n. (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
- n. a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
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But what you don't want to see, as far as a lineman, is a big, stiff guy that can't move.
-- OT Charles Brown -- The all-conference lineman is more quick and athletic than a brawler, and he certainly faced many speedy edge rushers in the Pac-10.
Today, a 270-pound lineman is undersized and a 215-pound defender is too slight for safety.
So from a BPA standpoint, it doesnt appear which an descent lineman is in a cards.
•No surprise: Mason Walters of Frenship (Wolfforth, Texas) and the No. 2 lineman, is one of eight signees already on the University of Texas campus.
Washington, an offensive lineman, is rated a four-star prospect (Rivals. com) even though he played only two years of high school football.
As always, the most prized offensive lineman is the one who can play left tackle, the man who protects the blind side of right-handed quarterbacks, the team's most valuable asset.
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Notes: The big lineman is teamed with newly signed Steve Hutchinson and Bryant McKinnie.