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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The lineman snorted and the operator saw that his appeal had fallen flat.
It was only after a moment 92 that the lineman could be seen to gain.
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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