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linecut | lined | lined snake | lined up | linelike | lineman | linemen | linen | linen paper | linendraper | linener




  •  One who carries the line in surveying, etc.; the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A player whose position is in the first (forward) line, as opposed to a back; one who plays on the line of scrimmage.  [PJC]
  •  A ladies' man who is especially adept at inventing effective introductory phrases (pick-up lines) to gain a woman's attention.  [1913 Webster]
  •  the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage.  [WordNet 1.5]


lineman, n. (pl. -men)
1 a a person who repairs and maintains telephone or electrical etc. lines. b a person who tests the safety of railway lines.
2 US Football a player in the line formed before a scrimmage.



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