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  1. a particular order or disposition of persons or things as arranged or drawn up for action, inspection, etc.
  2. the persons or things themselves.
  3. (in police investigations) a group of persons, including suspects in a crime, lined up to allow inspection and possible identification by the victim or victims of that crime.
  4. Sports. the list of the participating players in a game together with their positions: to announce the starting lineup of a game.
  5. an organization of people, companies, etc., for some common purpose: a lineup of support for the new tax bill.
  6. an overall schedule of programs, events, activities, etc.: the fall lineup of TV programs.
  7. a list of products or services offered by a manufacturer or organization: Does the company's lineup of new cars this year include a convertible?

Origin of lineup

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase line up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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