Definition of signalman in English:


Syllabification: sig·nal·man
Pronunciation: /ˈsignəlmən

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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