Meaning of linesman
Pronunciation: (līnz'mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
- an official, as in tennis and soccer, who assists the referee.
- Football.an official who marks the distances gained and lost in the progress of play and otherwise assists the referee and field judge.
- Ice Hockey.either of two officials who assist the referee by watching for icing, offside, and substitution violations and fouls and by conducting face-offs.
- lineman (def. 1).
- linesman (Thesaurus)