noun, plural linesmen.
noun (pl) -men
an official who helps the referee or umpire in various sports, esp by indicating when the ball has gone out of play
(mainly Brit) a person who installs, maintains, or repairs telephone or electric-power lines US and Canadian name lineman
1856, “soldier in a regiment of the line,” from genitive of line (n.) + man (n.). Sports sense, in reference to umpires with specific duties in games with lines (originally tennis, also ice hockey) is from 1890.
- Lines of code
programming, unit (LOC) A common measure of the size or progress of a programming project. For example, one can describe a completed project as consisting of 100,000 LOC; or one can characterise a week’s progress as 5000 LOC. Using LOC as a metric of progress encourages programmers to reinvent the wheel or split their code […]
noun 1. (on a typewriter, typesetter, printer, or the like) the horizontal space provided for a line of typing, typesetting, printing, etc.
noun, Physics. 1. an electromagnetic spectrum consisting of discrete lines, usually characteristic of excited atoms or molecules. line spectrum An image of colored lines or bands of light formed in optical spectroscopy, each line representing one of the frequencies in the spectrum of a light source. The light source is usually broken into individual bands […]
- Lines per minute
unit (lpm) A unit used to measure line printer throughput. (1999-01-13)