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Definition of linesman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    linesman

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪnzmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪnzmən//
     
    (pl. linesmen
    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪnzmən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪnzmən//
     
    )
    Soccer, Tennis
     
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  1. 1an official who helps the referee in some games that are played on a field or court, especially in deciding whether or where a ball crosses one of the lines. Linesmen are now officially called referee’s assistants in football (soccer ). See related entries: Soccer, Tennis
  2. 2(British English) (North American English lineman) a person whose job is to repair telephone or electricity power lines
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: linesman