Point man Point" man`, n.; pl. {-men} (-men). 1. (Mil.) the lead soldier in a foot patrol under combat conditions. [PJC]

2. a person who takes a conspicuous public position in proposing a new idea or initiating a new policy, who may become a target of criticism for those opposed. ``The Secretary of State served as point man for the administration's new China policy.'' [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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