linesmann. 1. the official (in tennis or soccer) who watches the lines.
2. a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines.
Syn. -- electrician, lineman.
Line"up`} (ln"p), n. 1. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game.
2. Specifically: The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play.
(baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat. [wns=1]
Syn. -- batting order, card, lineup.
4. Hence: any arrangement of persons (rarely, of things), esp. when having a common purpose or sentiment; as, the
line-up at a ticket-office window; the
line-up of political factions.
5. A group of persons including a suspect in a police investigation, arranged so as to be observed by a witness, who is requested to identify the perpetrator, if he/she is present in the group. Such an identification may be used as evidence of guilt of the suspect. Also called a
police lineup. [wns=2]
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