1. A video game character present in the post-Hyrule Zelda
mythos, appearing in the game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. He owns a steamboat, which forces Link to join on Linebeck's neverending search for treasure in order to have transportation around the oceanic world. Linebeck is incredibly arrogant and greedy; he used to have a romance with the pirate Jolene, who he indirectly dumped after stealing her treasure and running away. His gravestone can be found in the following game, Spirit Tracks, as well as his grandson, Linebeck III who also possesses the trademark Linebeck greed, cowardice and incredibly sexy mustache.
2. Any arrogant, cowardly and greedy person, especially with a sexy mustache.
Linebeck has a tendency to cause more problems for Link than he solves.
He is always looking for easy money but he won't work for a dime. He's such a Linebeck.