A man employed to examine the rails of a railroad to see if they are in good condition; also, a man employed to install or repair telegraph, telephone, television cable, or power lines. Also called linesman.
a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
A lineman (American English) or linesman (British English) (also occasionally called a lineworker or a line electrician by a handful of government agencies where gender-neutral job titles have been mandated by law) is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution facilities. The term is also used for those who install and maintain telephone, telegraph, and cable TV lines.