point duty


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point duty

n
1. (Law) the stationing of a policeman or traffic warden at a road junction to control and direct traffic
2. (Military) the position at the head of a military patrol, regarded as being the most dangerous
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Noun1.point duty - the control of traffic by a policeman stationed at an intersectionpoint duty - the control of traffic by a policeman stationed at an intersection
traffic control - control of the flow of traffic in a building or a city
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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point(s) duty

nVerkehrsdienst m

point duty

n (Brit) (Police) → servizio di controllo del traffico
to be on point duty → dirigere il traffico
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He said that every cop from sector in-charge to point duty officer accomplished his task in responsible manner and hoped such outstanding performance in future too.
Police on point duty struggled to keep traffic going.
Point duty is interpretation at a specific location, which can be an effective way of managing large groups in a limited time frame.
Women drivers of the mobile section of the Salford Lancashire police force also served cups of tea each morning and afternoon to the men on point duty during the war.
A corps of traffic wardens could be formed and empowered with much the same authority as a policeman on point duty.
Our minibus took six and a half hours to cover 180 kilometres and at the head of every traffic jam was a policeman on point duty, making things even more complicated.
70s 1978 Little Michael Rodgers did some point duty for a group of foreign policemen who are visiting Durham City today.
Aircraft maintenance workers at the airport, traffic police on point duty, security guards and petrol pump attendants are just some of the jobs in which Bahrainis too must endure extra hardship during Ramadan.
I was a policeman at Stockton and doing point duty at Yarm Lane and Bishopton Road corner was very hazardous.
Before traffic lights and the Ring Road, Harold and others would do what they called point duty which meant that they wore long white gloves and stood on a small platform in the middle of the road to direct the traffic at busy junctions.
Corteges pass me hair's breadth by, more BMs and Mercs than I'd ever seen in one place at the same time, sparkling and chauffeur driven a" police on motorbikes, on point duty and on walkie talkies, hundreds of 'em.
Nice array of British motors and note the PC on point duty and cars parked outside Tower Building Picture: DAILY POST ARCHIVE