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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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
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Translations

pointsman

[ˈpɔɪntsmən] N (pointsmen (pl)) (Rail) → encargado m del cambio de agujas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pointsman

n pl <-men> (Brit Rail) → Weichensteller m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pointsman

[ˈpɔɪntsˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) (Rail) → scambista m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The official said that Chief Yard Master will get Rs 1500, Yard Master Rs 1350, Assistant Yard Master Rs 1200, Cabin Man Rs 1050, Washing Master and Porter Rs 900, Pilot Master and Pointsman Rs 700 and Gateman will get Rs 600 monthly from July 1.
Newcastle's racers had to dig deep last night after misfortunes galore at Berwick where top pointsman Ashley Morris suffered three mechanical failures and scored just 1 point, the same tally as skipper Ludvig Lindgren and Carl Wilkinson.
BJP General Secretary and its Kashmir pointsman Ram Madhav, who was here to attend the party's legislature meet, ruled out any threat to the ruling alliance in the wake of the resignations by the two ministers - Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga.
On the recommendation of the Party's Pointsman, President Maitripala Srisena on 25th April, appointed three new district organizers to the party to the Jaffna district.
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