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flagman

[flag-muh n] /ˈflæg mən/
noun, plural flagmen.
1.
a person who signals with a flag or lantern, as at a railroad crossing.
2.
a person who has charge of or carries a flag.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; flag1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for flag man

flagman

/ˈflæɡmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person who has charge of, carries, or signals with a flag, esp a railway employee
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