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FEMA - 20472 - Photograph by Marvin Nauman taken on 11-10-2005 in Louisiana
A Lineman repairing a damaged power line.

A lineman (American English) or linesman (British English, not to be confused with linesman (soccer)), is a trained tradesman who builds and maintains power distribution and telephone networks and their infrastructure, such as supporting poles and pylons.

The word lineman/linesman refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs. Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are electricians.


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