ra·​dio·​man ˈrā-dē-ō-ˌman How to pronounce radioman (audio)
: a radio operator or technician

Examples of radioman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As DuBose’s radioman, Mr. Grasso was always at the side of his lieutenant — all the way to the moment of the shell blast. Bryan Marquard,, 16 Aug. 2023 That same year, the remains of WW II radioman Walter E. Mintus and gunner Otis E. Ingram were identified by the federal government’s POW/MIA accounting agency from the wreckage of a bomber shot down by the Japanese off the coast of Palau in the Western Pacific. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2021 The following year, while attempting to rescue an army radioman, Dole got caught in a German machine gun attack that cost him a kidney, shattered his right shoulder and damaged his neck and spine, leaving him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 5 Dec. 2021 For example, although Campbell and his platoon radioman were practically attached at the hip during his tour, Campbell only knew him by his last name, Murphy, and has not heard from him since the war. Grant Lancaster, Arkansas Online, 12 Nov. 2022 His two other crew members, a radioman and gunner, died, including one whose parachute did not open. al, 4 Nov. 2022 Then, on the main ship nearby, a radioman handed a telegram to Andy Rechnitzer, the director of Project Nekton. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2022 As a girl Rogers lived in Hawaii where her father was a Navy radioman. Jay Posner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2022 Their father, the late Seaman 1st Class Ray Botello, was a radioman aboard the cruiser USS Detroit, which managed to get underway and keep its anti-aircraft batteries firing during the battle. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radioman was in 1912

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“Radioman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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ra·​dio·​man ˈrād-ē-ō-ˌman How to pronounce radioman (audio)
: a radio operator (as on a ship)

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