One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American. A person employed to repair and maintain telephone or electricity power lines.
2Sport (originally and chiefly Tennis). In games played on a field or court: an official who assists the referee or umpire from the sideline, especially in deciding on whether the ball is out of play.
1970s; earliest use found in Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune. From the genitive of line + person, after linesman.
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