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1. One that dispatches: a dispatcher of good news.
2. A person who sends out trains, buses, trucks, or cars according to a schedule.
3. A person who sends out police cars, ambulances, taxis, or other vehicles in response to reported emergencies or requests for service.
4. Computers A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system.


(dɪˈspætʃ ər)

1. a person who dispatches.
2. a person who oversees the departure of vehicles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispatcher - the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
2.dispatcher - employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
train dispatcher, trainmaster, yardmaster - a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard


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On his marriage day, because of his ability, he was promoted to a position as dispatcher at an increased salary and sent to an office at Columbus, Ohio.
Now, the solo dispatcher takes the call, puts the caller on hold to dispatch units.
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Dispatchers who answer emergency calls suffer emotional distress that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the April Journal of Traumatic Stress.
Communication dispatcher is the important element of the whole virtual laboratory.
When police arrived, a vehicle was upside down and power lines were hanging 6 feet above ground, the dispatcher said.
For example, since The Dispatcher software knows the location of all job sites, an area can be defined around each of them called a 'geo fence.
Her cell phone dropped the 911 call and when she redialed she frantically sought help from another dispatcher.
Knox County, Tennessee, emergency dispatchers "answered about 660,000 calls for help last year.
This way, the dispatcher is giving the right answers to CPR, Heimlich, grease fire, burglary-in-progress, etc.