Lineman

Line"man

(ln"mn), n.;
pl. Linemen (ln"mn).
1. One who carries the line in surveying, etc.; the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole.
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2. 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.
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3. (Football) A player whose position is in the first (forward) line, as opposed to a back; one who plays on the line of scrimmage. specifically: a center, guard, or tackle.
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4. A ladies' man who is especially adept at inventing effective introductory phrases (pick-up lines) to gain a woman's attention. [Colloq.]
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5. the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage. [wns=4]
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