Meaning of linesperson in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌɪnzpəːsn/


  • 1North American A person employed to repair and maintain telephone or electricity power lines. Compare "linesman", "lineman".

  • 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.