flagman

noun
flag·​man | \ ˈflag-mən How to pronounce flagman (audio) \

Definition of flagman

: a person who signals with a flag

Examples of flagman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flagman’s job was to warn train operators to watch for work crews ahead who were replacing platforms and working on the line. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2020 One flagman near Granger was found dead, and another man was found on the track unconscious and badly frozen. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, 1 Oct. 2019 Additionally, traffic control measures will be in place on site including traffic barrels, traffic cones, directional signage and flagmen. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, 5 Jan. 2018 Additionally, traffic control measures will be in place on site, including traffic barrels, traffic cones, directional signage and flagmen. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of flagman

1832, in the meaning defined above

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flagman

flag of convenience

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“Flagman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagman. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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flagman

noun
flag·​man | \ ˈflag-mən How to pronounce flagman (audio) \
plural flagmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of flagman

: a person who signals with a flag

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