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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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Contacts: Meghan Musgrave - Carolinas Linemen Office: 980.
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.
As part of the competition, linemen participate in a number of timed events, including the Pole Climb, which tests a lineman's ability to quickly and smoothly climb 40-foot power poles carrying equipment; and the Hurt Man Rescue, which uses a mannequin to simulate the rescue of an injured colleague from live electrical wires on a 40-foot pole.
McCrory saw it fit to honor linemen this way," said Donald Neems, a crew leader with 24 years of experience from Piedmont EMC based in Hillsborough.
Built to take a beating, LitLink is designed to deliver the same rugged reliability linemen have come to expect from UK International.
This day serves as a small token of thanks to the hardworking linemen across South Carolina and the country for everything they do to keep our electricity on.
8 oz with batteries), so linemen won't feel the weight of LitFinger on the end of their hot sticks.
They also took home first place for all Investor-Owned Utilities competing at the rodeo, and they capped off the evening with the biggest honor of all: best overall performance in the journeymen linemen category.
The front-side linemen angle-block "down," sealing the play-side gaps.
Ruel said he wants to play at least eight linemen a game, with reserves Kyle Williams, Chilo Rachal and Drew Radovich candidates to see significant playing time.
GPU Energy participants in this year's event include nine teams consisting of three linemen.
It serves two main purposes - it "recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety" and "supports the designation of April 18, 2013 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.