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[dih-spach-er] /dɪˈspætʃ ər/
a person who dispatches.
a person who oversees the departure of trains, airplanes, buses, etc., as for a transportation company or railroad.
dispatchers, Slang. a fraudulently made pair of dice; loaded dice.
Origin of dispatcher
1540-50; dispatch + -er1
Related forms
predispatcher, noun Unabridged
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  • There's no fuel to either fly them out or fly food in, so the dispatcher suggests that they build a raft and float down the river.
  • The operator relayed the car's heading to the police officer on the scene, who forwarded it to a dispatcher.
  • Describe the location of the fire, speak slowly and clearly, and answer any questions asked by the dispatcher.
  • She rolls out of the garage listening to the dispatcher's silence.
  • He asked the dispatcher to try the coroner again, but the coroner's office was flooded.
  • The switchboard operator routed her call to the hotel's security dispatcher.
  • When the shooter pointed his gun to her head, she handed the phone to him and persuaded him to talk to the police dispatcher.
Word Origin and History for dispatcher

mid-16c., agent noun from dispatch (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dispatcher



A dishonest pair of dice (1798+ Gambling)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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