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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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Examples from the web for flagman
  • The flagman waves the yellow caution flag during the race.
  • The employer would obtain and pay the flagman and would be reimbursed by the city.
  • The designated flagman directs all movements of the lift equipment.
  • If a flagman is provided by the railroad, movement over the crossing is to be done under the flagman's direction.
  • If a flagman is provided by the railroad, movement over the crossing is to be made under the flagman's direction.
  • Flagmen and flagman warning signs shall be in place if applicable.
  • No flagman is used when the winch truck is unloaded or when the truck is backed for long distances.
British Dictionary definitions for flagman

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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