Definition of lineman in English:


Syllabification: line·man
Pronunciation: /ˈlīnmən

noun (plural linemen)

  • 1A person employed in laying and maintaining railroad track.
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    • Contractor linemen forget to use personal protective equipment, such as insulated gloves, more often than utility linemen, he says.
  • 1.1North American A person employed for the repair and maintenance of telephone or electricity power lines.
  • 2 Football A player normally positioned on the line of scrimmage.
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    • But knowing Belichick's defensive bent, he could just as easily choose a lineman, linebacker, cornerback, or safety.
    • These 300-pounders are trying to compete with the faster and stronger defensive linemen of today's National Football League.
    • The team focused on defense, selecting two linebackers, two defensive linemen and two cornerbacks.

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