point man

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of point man

1 : a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol
2 : one who is in the forefront; especially : a principal spokesman or advocate
  • the point man for the President's economic policy

Examples of point man in a Sentence

  1. He's the President's point man on national defense.

  2. the point man for the automaker announced a recall of several models with defective parts

Recent Examples of point man from the Web

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First Known Use of point man

1944


POINT MAN Defined for English Language Learners

point man

noun

Definition of point man for English Language Learners

  • : the main person who speaks for or supports someone or something



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