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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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Pointsmen assumed duties at major crossroads, entrances and exits to traffic control-regulating posts, and blind comers in urban districts.
Camera-controlled traffic flow or otherwise old fashion pointsmen who can regulate the flow in the Manama environment leading to the King Faisal Highway, and cops with notebooks to book traffic vandals, are years overdue.
Nearly one lakh posts-- such as of gangmen, pointsmen and signalmen-- related to railway security have been lying vacant.