Definition of linespeople in English:

linespeople

noun

  • 1Sport (originally and chiefly Tennis). In games played on a field or court: officials who assist the referee or umpire from the sideline or touchline, considered collectively.

  • 2Originally North American. People employed to repair and maintain telephone or electricity power lines, considered collectively.

Origin

1970s. From the genitive of line + people, probably after slightly earlier linesperson.

Pronunciation

linespeople

/ˈlʌɪnzpiːpl/