• WordNet 3.6
    • n lineman (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
    • n lineman a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
    • n lineman one of the players on the line of scrimmage
    • n lineman the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lineman A ladies' man who is especially adept at inventing effective introductory phrases (pick-up lines) to gain a woman's attention.
    • Lineman 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.
    • Lineman (Football) A player whose position is in the first (forward) line, as opposed to a back; one who plays on the line of scrimmage.
    • Lineman One who carries the line in surveying, etc.; the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole.
    • Lineman the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lineman A person who carries the line in surveying, etc.
    • n lineman 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 lineman A line-fisherman.
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In literature:

Your true lineman has a daredevil way with the women, as have all men whose calling is a hazardous one.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
Beside the road they came upon a lineman eating his lunch.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
A lineman was climbing a pole to connect his wire.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
Neale laughed and looked curiously at his lineman.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
He was a master lineman.
"Great Possessions" by David Grayson
He worked at this a year or two, and finally became a full-fledged lineman.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Your true lineman has a daredevil way with the women, as have all men whose calling is a hazardous one.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Dick and the telephone man who had not been hurt obeyed; the other lineman was lifted out, more considerately this time.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
I hate to see a lineman play flat-footed.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He brought forth a pair of lineman's climbers.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
The Indian only smiled, but his face reflected the warmth of his friendship for the big lineman.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
He hit him with all the force of a tackling lineman, and they both went down.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
He was a lineman for a telegraph company, healthy and strong, used to open-air life and hard work.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
Hassan led the way like a charging lineman, with Rick in his wake.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
But Sam went soberly about his work as telephone lineman.
"Sam, This is You" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Drew turned toward Stockbridge as the lineman shuffled through the portieres.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
A set of lineman's climbers jangled dully at his belt.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
The lineman connected the telephone, which had been out of service.
"The Black Star" by Johnston McCulley
Amongst the early settlers were J. H. Lineman in 1854, J.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
You can make a lineman's holster in the same way, using plastic or soft leather.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson

In news:

Wide Receiver Rolandis Woodland and offensive lineman Mitch Morse exit Owen Field at Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Senior Bowl lineman McCants traded tuba for football.
Wofford running back Eric Breitenstein and Chattanooga defensive lineman Davis Tull earned player of the year awards in the Southern Conference on Tuesday.
But usually when a football coach uses the phrase, it's for a player who maybe gets overlooked - an offensive lineman, a special teams player, a punter.
Oklahoma senior defensive lineman David King left Saturday's 51-48 overtime win over Oklahoma State with a lingering sprained ankle that he originally suffered in the Nov 17 win at West Virginia, according to a source.
Senior defensive lineman David King left Saturday's Bedlam win with a lingering ankle issue.
Among other things, she wrote a profile for late Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer that appeared in Esquire magazine a month after his death in August 2001.
Denver Broncos defensive lineman Mitch Unrein at practice in November 2011.
The full statement of agent Phil Williams, who represents former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove.
Holley Mangold played football in high school as an offensive lineman before transitioning to weightlifting .
Offensive lineman Josh Sitton plans to drop 100 pounds when he's done playing.
William and Mary offensive lineman Mike Salazar believes that the remedy to the Tribe's frustrating start begins with small steps and a narrow focus.
Former Ohio State football offensive lineman Jason Winrow has died.
Westfield lineman Joon Yeo had never heard of football when he moved to the United States at age 7.
But for the past four years, Billue, a former offensive lineman for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, has learned the concert business through a series of hard knocks.