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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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the alleged comments were directed by the linesman towards one of his club's players and said they were overheard by other players in the dug-out and the team's manager.
"One of our guys went to the linesman and asked him, and the linesman said it was no penalty.
There was nothing hugely contentious but some of them dumbfounded me, and the linesman certainly got it wrong with Mane's goal.
Samson said: "I don't know if it's a goal but I don't think the linesman can give it.
"The Kilmarnock player has headed the ball, he is in direct line with the linesman and he gives it.
Kane added: "Lamela's one I thought the linesman showed amazing character to give that because a lot happened for the first one about the linesman, so to give that penalty was massive - and it was a penalty."
Silva could be seen remonstrating with the linesman, shouting: "No way" and "Impossible", whilePep Guardiolahit boiling point on the touchline.
"And so this game needs the best referees, the best linesmen, the best fourth official -Turn to Page 54 | Boro head coach Aitor Karanka on the touchline at the game against Birmingham when a linesman ruled out what would have been the winning goal.
"That touch doesn't warrant the dive he makes, and it's the dive that makes the linesman's mind up.
A police spokesman said: "Police have arrested two men after a lit flare was thrown on the pitch during the Villa v Spurs game - the flare hit a linesman.
Six Dutch teenagers and a 52-year-old man have been convicted of the manslaughter of a (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/411102/20121204/nieuwenhuizen-linesman-holland-killed.htm ) football linesman after they kicked him to death at an under-17s match .
The linesman's statement that a Wake Green player had obstructed their goalkeeper was physically impossible.