noun, plural linemen.
Also, linesman. a person who installs or repairs telephone, telegraph, or other wires.
Football. one of the players in the line, as a center, guard, tackle, or end.
Surveying. a person who marks the positions of a survey mark with a range pole or the like.

1855–60; line1 + -man

underlineman, noun, plural underlinemen.

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lineman (ˈlaɪnmən)
n , pl -men
1.  another name for platelayer
2.  a person who does the chaining, taping, or marking of points for a surveyor
3.  (Austral), (NZ) (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who controlled the line used to help drowning swimmers and surfers
4.  American football a member of the row of players who start each down positioned on either side of the line of scrimmage
5.  (US), (Canadian) another word for linesman

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