signalman

noun
sig·​nal·​man | \ ˈsig-nᵊl-mən How to pronounce signalman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of signalman

: a person who signals or works with signals (as on a railway)

Examples of signalman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her father was a Navy signalman in World War II and went to college on the G.I. Bill. Wendy Fox Weber, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2022 Her father was a Navy signalman in World War II and went to college on the G.I. Bill. Wendy Fox Weber, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2022 Her father was a Navy signalman in World War II and went to college on the G.I. Bill. Wendy Fox Weber, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2022 First lady Biden, the daughter of a U.S. Navy signalman during World War II and a champion of military families, is the official sponsor of the U.S. Navy warship, an honor given by the secretary of the Navy. Marisa Schultz, Fox News, 2 Apr. 2022 The signalman on duty lifted the receiver and passed the call to shift supervisor Valentin Heiko, a veteran of the defunct facility. Joe Parkinson And Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2022 The Bidens then walked to the New Jersey pillar of the memorial and the first lady laid a bouquet of flowers at the base in honor of her father, Donald Jacobs, who served as a US Navy signalman in WWII. Kate Sullivan, CNN, 7 Dec. 2021 Her father was a Navy signalman in World War II and went to college on the G.I. Bill. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 Villarreal’s grandfather served in World War II, as a signalman on a ship. Aaron Falk, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of signalman

1737, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

15 Jun 2022

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“Signalman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signalman. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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