Origin of lineup

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase line up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for lineup

also line-up, from line (v.2) + up. The baseball version (1889) is older than the police version (1907).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper