Etymology
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linesman (n.)

1856, "private soldier in a regiment of the Line," from genitive of line (n.) + man (n.). Sports sense, in reference to umpires with specific duties in games with lines (originally tennis, also ice hockey) is from 1890.

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Definitions of linesman

linesman (n.)
official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way (especially by watching for out of bounds or offside);
linesman (n.)
a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines;
Synonyms: electrician / lineman
From wordnet.princeton.edu

Dictionary entries near linesman

lineman

linen

lineo-

liner

lines

linesman

line-up

-ling

ling

lingam

linger