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point man

1. A soldier who is assigned to a position some distance ahead of a patrol as a lookout.
2. A man who has a crucial role in the forefront of an enterprise: the administration's point man on health care.

point man



1. (Military) military a soldier who walks at the front of an infantry patrol in combat
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the leader or spokesperson of a campaign or organization

point′ man`

1. the lead soldier of an infantry patrol.
2. a person in the forefront of an economic or political issue.
pointer, point man - A pointer or point man was first a cowboy riding at the front of a herd of cattle.
See also related terms for herd.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.point man - someone who is the forefront of an important enterprisepoint man - someone who is the forefront of an important enterprise; "he is the president's point man on economic issues"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
2.point man - a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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STRASBOURG BRITAIN'S Brexit minister has personally guaranteed that London will not go back on its hard-fought EU divorce promises, the European Parliament's pointman Guy Verhofstadt said on Wednesday.
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Citizens' rights, Ireland and financial settlement are priorities before talks about the future," the European Parliament's Brexit pointman, Guy Verhofstadt, said after meeting Barnier on Monday.
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He was the pointman for the Railways, not only in England, Scotland and Ireland but also in mainland Europe, Canada, Rhodesia (South Africa) and the US.
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