lineman [līn′mən]
pl. linemen [līn′mən]
1. a person who carries a surveying line, tape, or chain
2. a person whose work is setting up and repairing telephone lines, electric power lines, etc.
3. Football a player on the line of scrimmage, whose primary role is blocking or tackling

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