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lineman

An individual who repairs transmission lines, including telephones, cable TV and electric lines. Typically outdoor work, the lineman's job started in the mid-1800s with the telegraph. In the U.K., the term is "linesman." See lineman's handset.
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While no player had high blood pressure at the beginning of the season, nine of 30 linemen did by the end of the season.
In Pakistan, over 100 experienced linemen lose their lives and the same numbers of linemen are severely disabled every year.
PESCO's linemen face a very high, and steadily increasing, accident rate.
USAID has already provided safety trainings to over 600 linemen of DISCOs including, Hyderabad Electric Power Company (HESCO), Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) and Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO).
The split between the two adjacent linemen performing the fold block is important.
Our defensive linemen are reacting to the movement of the offensive man who is attempting to backpedal for five yards without the defensive lineman touching him.
An examination of the state cancer registry revealed that two of the linemen in the study developed breast cancer; both worked as technicians at the telephone company's central office.
The purpose of the contest is for professional linemen - the caretakers of a utility's electrical system - to hone their skills in a variety of events.
No matter how it is used, it frees up linemen from having to struggle to illuminate a work area adequately.
Designed by linemen for linemen, LitFinger is lightweight, durable, and a virtually indestructible light that is mounted on the top of a hot stick.
About 80 or 90 years ago, our pioneer football coaches began pulling their linemen to get as many blockers as possible to the point of attack.
One of Hart's Thanksgiving traditions is for the young linemen to buy everyone doughnuts, and I can remember there were only four of us when I was a sophomore, so I bought four cases of doughnuts,'' Poole said.