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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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