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linesman

[′līnz·mən]
(engineering)
A worker who sets up and repairs communication and power lines.
An assistant to a surveyor.
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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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Many people of a certain age can remember the linesmen who cleared all the roads, lanes of blocked drains, overgrown vegetation in many counties of Wales.
Under 15s: One club charged with player misconduct, 12 charges of spectator misconduct, 22 charges of misconduct by linesmen or club officials, 108 players sent off, seven games abandoned.
"The referee gave the goal, but the linesmen delayed three or four seconds and then puts his flag up.
The most we could reasonably ask for is that linesmen get some decisions right.
The other frustration for managers and players is the seeming dithering of linesmen, who appear incapable of giving a clear throw indication without looking at the referee.
When is he going to realise that arguing with referees and linesmen will not change a decision?
"The technicalities of the laws make it awkward for linesmen but this rule has been in operation for a couple of seasons and the linesman should have been able to handle it better.
TWO disputed decisions by the linesmen played a key part as Colwyn Bay suffered a third league defeat in four games.
Linesmen have always made mistakes, and always will.
Referees and linesmen are always getting stick for their errors, but no-one seriously doubts their integrity.
I can't understand how referees and linesmen can come to a game and be so blatantly obvious, giving everything to one team," said Kerley.