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 for police lineup
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Line-up \Line"-up`\, Lineup \Line"up`\ (l[imac]n"[u^]p), n.
     1. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game.
        [PJC]
  
     2. Specifically: The formation of football players before the
        start or a restart of play.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Specifically: (baseball) a list of batters in the order in
        which they will bat. [WordNet sense 1]
  
     Syn: batting order, card, lineup.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. Hence: any arrangement of persons (rarely, of things),
        esp. when having a common purpose or sentiment; as, the
        line-up at a ticket-office window; the line-up of
        political factions. [Colloq.]
        [PJC]
  
     5. A group of persons including a suspect in a police
        investigation, arranged so as to be observed by a witness,
        who is requested to identify the perpetrator, if he/she is
        present in the group. Such an identification may be used
        as evidence of guilt of the suspect. Also called a police
        lineup. [WordNet sense 2]
        [PJC]

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