point man

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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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The first three SEALs to make it to the top floor of bin Laden's compound where he was believed to be living were "the point man," "the Shooter" profiled by Esquire, and Matt Bissonette, the SEAL who wrote "No Easy Day" under the pseudonym Mark Owen.
Since arriving in Afghanistan in April, the father-of-three has taken on the role of point man in his platoon as it patrols the humid green zone, with 8ft crops and the maze-like streets of local villages.
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He literally began in the mailroom," Allie said, "but took to the business like the proverbial duck to water and when we reorganized he became publisher at NIBM (and our point man with SIPA).
Roy was the second man in the squad behind the point man.
An announcement is expected in early December naming John Gammon, former assistant deputy minister of Northern Development and Mines as Laurentian's point man to bring CEMI to fruition in his new position as the school's new Director of Mining Initiatives.
This background is crucial in light of Governor Huntsman's emergence as an Establishment-approved point man dealing with the problem of illegal immigration from Mexico and Latin America.
The point man for that reengagement, former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, has now written a book about the experience.
The accounting staff is linked with the information technology (IT) staff through Greg Leatherwood, who wears the hats of Senior Director of Finance and IT point man.
In 1999 Vietnam veteran Michael Brewer attended a "base camp" in the Arizona desert, an outing sponsored by Point Man International Ministries, a multi-denominational Christian organization that serves war veterans.