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signalman

(ˈsɪɡnəlmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Railways) a railway employee in charge of the signals and points within a section
2. (Nautical Terms) a man who sends and receives signals, esp in the navy

sig•nal•man

(ˈsɪg nl mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person whose occupation or duty is signaling, as on a railroad or in the army.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signalman - a railroad employee in charge of signals and point in a railroad yard
signaler, signaller - someone who communicates by signals
railroad man, railroader, railway man, railwayman, trainman - an employee of a railroad
Translations
عامِل الإشاراتمُشَوِّر، مُرْسِل الإشارات
hradlařsignalista
signalmand
jeladószemaforkezelõ
merkjamaîur
signalista
işaret memuruişaretçi

signalman

[ˈsɪgnlmən] N (signalmen (pl)) (Rail) → guardavía mf

signalman

[ˈsɪgnəlmən] n (RAILWAYS)aiguilleur m

signalman

[ˈsɪgnlmən] n (-men (pl)) (Rail) → deviatore m

signal

(ˈsignəl) noun
1. a sign (eg a movement of the hand, a light, a sound), especially one arranged beforehand, giving a command, warning or other message. He gave the signal to advance.
2. a machine etc used for this purpose. a railway signal.
3. the wave, sound received or sent out by a radio set etc.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈsignalled , (American) ˈsignaled
1. to make signals (to). The policeman signalled the driver to stop.
2. to send (a message etc) by means of signals.
ˈsignalman noun
1. a person who operates railway signals.
2. a person who sends signals in general. He is a signalman in the army.
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