Definition of flagman in English:


Syllabification: flag·man
Pronunciation: /ˈflaɡman

noun (plural flagmen)

A person who gives signals with a flag, especially on railroad lines or during road construction.
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  • Less than 5 minutes before we departed, I heard the conductor calling to the flagman who was still in the baggage car.
  • Here the flagman pulls the caboose's coupling pin and brakes its speed with a measured twirl of the brake wheel as the cars ahead roll into the inspection track.
  • I try to calm myself by running through the flagman's signals: Green flag to start.

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