Definition of linesperson in English:

linesperson

noun

  • 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.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune. From the genitive of line + person, after linesman.

Pronunciation

linesperson

/ˈlʌɪnzpəːsn/