sem·​a·​phor·​ist | \ -fȯr- \
plural -s

Definition of semaphorist

: one who operates a semaphore or signals by semaphore

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First Known Use of semaphorist

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for semaphorist

semaphore entry 1 + -ist

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“Semaphorist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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