Origin of lineman
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Citi is now betting the lineman can transform into a quarterback.Citi's Parade of CEOs
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A former Colgate University lineman, Rooney was a pugnacious GI who had trouble keeping his lips zipped.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
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It was only after a moment 92 that the lineman could be seen to gain.
The lineman snorted and the operator saw that his appeal had fallen flat.
Down these the lineman, stubborn and bleeding, drove a desperate way.
"I'll need a long rope," Neale had said to King, his lineman.
"I'll inform you later," replied Neale, turning to the lineman.
- another name for platelayer
- a person who does the chaining, taping, or marking of points for a surveyor
- Australian and NZ (formerly) the member of a beach life-saving team who controlled the line used to help drowning swimmers and surfers
- American football a member of the row of players who start each down positioned on either side of the line of scrimmage
- US and Canadian another word for linesman (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for lineman
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