Definition of signalman in English:

signalman

Syllabification: sig·nal·man
Pronunciation: /ˈsignəlmən
 
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noun (plural signalmen)

1A person responsible for sending and receiving naval or military signals.
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  • Mr Cammish started out at sea as a junior signalman in the Royal Navy in 1949 and after eight years travelling the world, he joined the Coastguard in 1957.
  • Combat experience made signalmen constantly adjust their views on how to develop the communications system.
  • Since the flight medic will first be lowered to the ground to continue treatment of the casualty, he becomes the primary signalman for the hoist.
1.1 another term for switchman.
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  • Perhaps the only trades which are exclusive to railways in their nomenclature are platelayers, shunters and signalmen.
  • Railway shunters, pointsmen, signalmen and yardmasters began an indefinite strike at midnight on August 5, demanding the immediate settlement of salary anomalies.
  • You could see the local signal box with the signalman busy in it.

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