tower men

towerman

[tou-er-muhn]
noun, plural towermen.
1.
Railroads. a person who works in a switch tower and, by means of a signal box, directs the movement of trains.
2.
Aviation. an air-traffic controller.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; tower1 + -man

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