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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To flagman
World English Dictionary
flagman (ˈflæɡmən)
n , pl -men
a person who has charge of, carries, or signals with a flag, esp a railway employee

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The flagman waves the yellow caution flag during the race.
The employer would obtain and pay the flagman and would be reimbursed by the
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature