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1. One that dispatches: a dispatcher of good news.
2. A person who sends out trains, buses, trucks, or cars according to a schedule.
3. A person who sends out police cars, ambulances, taxis, or other vehicles in response to reported emergencies or requests for service.
4. Computers A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system.


(dɪˈspætʃ ər)

1. a person who dispatches.
2. a person who oversees the departure of vehicles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispatcher - the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
2.dispatcher - employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
train dispatcher, trainmaster, yardmaster - a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard


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The Pinkowskis were able to track their stolen vehicle's movements through a smartphone app and provide information on the car's movements to a 9-1-1 operator.
Realizing the extinguisher wasn't going to be of any help, I ran to a phone in the garage and dialed the 9-1-1 operator.
This groundbreaking effort allows those with speech and hearing impairments to use text messaging to communicate directly with a 9-1-1 operator in an emergency.
The initiative was kicked off at a special screening of the film The Call in March 2013, at which Academy Award winner Halle Berry, who plays a 9-1-1 operator in the film, personally praised local 9-1-1 professionals for their lifesaving work.
They also learn methods used to successfully handle crisis calls characteristically received by a 9-1-1 operator and develop multi-tasking skills by practicing receipt of multiple phone requests for public safety responses, questions from the public and complaints.
If you use a cell phone, you probably think that a 9-1-1 operator can find you if you call in an emergency.
With Phase I deployment, a 10-digit phone number is displayed allowing the 9-1-1 operator to call back if there is a disconnection.
Mike Finello, Senior 9-1-1 Operator, Pompton Lakes Police Department
A 9-1-1 operator shouldn't have to wait and rebid and wait and rebid to hope they eventually get accurate location information," added Barnett.
Berry plays a 9-1-1 operator attempting to save a kidnapped teenage girl.
If a constituent is in the middle of a conversation with a 9-1-1 operator and a natural disaster or other event happens that would normally cause the call to disconnect, the call is re-routed to another Naval Dispatch Center without being dropped.
I don't believe it," exclaimed Davis, a 9-1-1 operator, the moment she won the grand prize.