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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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