signalman
noun Date: 1737 a person who signals or works with signals (as on a railway)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Signalman — Sig nal*man, n.; pl. { men}. A man whose business is to manage or display signals; especially, one employed in setting the signals by which railroad trains are run or warned. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signalman — ► NOUN 1) a railway worker responsible for operating signals and points. 2) a person responsible for sending and receiving naval or military signals …   English terms dictionary

  • signalman — [sig′nəl mən, sig′nəlman΄] n. pl. signalmen [sig′nəlmən, sig′nəlmen΄] a person responsible for signaling or receiving signals …   English World dictionary

  • Signalman — A Signalman is a person who historically gave signals using flags and light. In modern times the role of Signalmen has evolved and now usually uses electronic communication equipment. Signalmen usually work in rail transport networks or armed… …   Wikipedia

  • signalman — UK [ˈsɪɡn(ə)lmən] / US [ˈsɪɡnəlmən] noun [countable] Word forms signalman : singular signalman plural signalmen UK [ˈsɪɡn(ə)lmən] / US [ˈsɪɡnəlmən] 1) someone whose job is to control railway signals 2) a member of the army or navy whose job is to …   English dictionary

  • signalman —    Formerly an important member of a ship’s crew in the days when communication between ships at sea was largely a matter of using visual signals. ‘Well, all right, Signalman?’ asks a character in Border Country, by Raymond Williams. The person… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • signalman — [[t]sɪ̱gnəlmæn[/t]] signalmen N COUNT A signalman is a person whose job is to control the signals on a particular section of a railway …   English dictionary

  • signalman — /sig nl meuhn/, n., pl. signalmen. a person whose occupation or duty is signaling, as on a railroad or in the army. [1730 40; SIGNAL + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • signalman — noun a) Somebody employed to operate the signals and points of a railway. b) A member of the armed forces responsible for signalling. Syn: signaller …   Wiktionary

  • signalman — sig|nal|man [ˈsıgnəlmən] n plural signalmen [ mən] 1.) especially BrE someone whose job is to control railway signals 2.) also signaller BrE a member of the army or navy who is trained to send and receive signals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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