Pointsman
Pointsman Points"man, n.; pl. {-men} (-men). A man who has charge of railroad points or switches. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pointsman — /poynts meuhn/, n., pl. pointsmen. Brit. 1. a railway switchman. 2. a police officer who directs traffic, as at an intersection. [1840 50; POINT + S3 + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pointsman — points·man || pɔɪntsmÉ™n n. traffic director; railroad switch operator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pointsman — noun (C) BrE someone who operates the short rails that move so that a train can change from one set of tracks to another …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pointsman — points·man …   English syllables

  • pointsman — /ˈpɔɪntsmən/ (say poyntsmuhn) noun (plural pointsmen) NZ a policeman on traffic control duty at an intersection …   Australian English dictionary

  • pointsman — n. (pl. men) Brit. 1 a person in charge of railway points. 2 a policeman or traffic warden on point duty …   Useful english dictionary

  • -men — Pointsman Points man, n.; pl. { men} ( men). A man who has charge of railroad points or switches. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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