flag men


noun, plural flagmen.
a person who signals with a flag or lantern, as at a railroad crossing.
a person who has charge of or carries a flag.

1660–70; flag1 + -man

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flagman (ˈflæɡmən)
n , pl -men
a person who has charge of, carries, or signals with a flag, esp a railway employee

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