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1A railway worker responsible for operating signals and points.
- ‘These were the employees who operated the railway: the station staff, the signalmen, the shunters and the guards on the trains.’
- ‘David spent more than 20 years working as a signalman on the railways.’
- ‘Railway shunters, pointsmen, signalmen and yardmasters began an indefinite strike at midnight on August 5, demanding the immediate settlement of salary anomalies.’
- ‘You could see the local signal box with the signalman busy in it.’
- ‘Perhaps the only trades which are exclusive to railways in their nomenclature are platelayers, shunters and signalmen.’
- 1.1A person responsible for sending and receiving naval or military signals.
- ‘Signals should be made by only one signalman; more than one creates too much confusion and can be dangerous.’
- ‘The scout plane's robed signalman tapped the pilot on his right wing and gave a thumbs-up.’
- ‘Since the flight medic will first be lowered to the ground to continue treatment of the casualty, he becomes the primary signalman for the hoist.’
- ‘Mr Cammish started out at sea as a junior signalman in the Royal Navy in 1949 and after eight years travelling the world, he joined the Coastguard in 1957.’
- ‘Combat experience made signalmen constantly adjust their views on how to develop the communications system.’
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