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Definition 1: (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage - [noun denoting act]

(lineman is a kind of ...) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

(... is a kind of lineman ) (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

"it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"

(... is a kind of lineman ) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

"guards must be good blockers"

(... is a kind of lineman ) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

"it takes a big man to play tackle"

(... is a kind of lineman ) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

"no one wanted to play end"

(... is a member of lineman) the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage

(lineman belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 2: one of the players on the line of scrimmage - [noun denoting person]

(lineman is a kind of ...) an athlete who plays American football

(... is a kind of lineman ) (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

"the center fumbled the handoff"

(... is a kind of lineman ) (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage

"the end managed to hold onto the pass"

(... is a kind of lineman ) the person who plays that position on a football team

"the left guard was injured on the play"

(... is a kind of lineman ) the person who plays that position on a football team

"the right tackle is a straight A student"

Definition 3: a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for lineman in the sense of this definition

(lineman is a kind of ...) a worker who has acquired special skills

(... is a kind of lineman ) an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set

Definition 4: the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole - [noun denoting person]

(lineman is a kind of ...) an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures

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