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pointsman

(ˈpɔɪntsˌmæn; -mən)
n, pl -men
1. (Railways) a person who operates railway points. US and Canadian equivalent: switchman
2. (Law) a policeman or traffic warden on point duty
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Noun1.pointsman - a policeman stationed at an intersection to direct traffic
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
traffic cop - a policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic
Translations

pointsman

[ˈpɔɪntsmən] N (pointsmen (pl)) (Rail) → encargado m del cambio de agujas

pointsman

n pl <-men> (Brit Rail) → Weichensteller m

pointsman

[ˈpɔɪntsˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) (Rail) → scambista m
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