Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who despatches: as, a train-despatcher; a mail-despatcher.
- n. A die with double numbers, such as two fives on opposite sides, instead of a deuce opposite the five: so called because it throws higher than the average and despatches the game quickly.
- n. Alternative form of dispatcher.
“Generally, there are two sets of instruments on the table, one for use of what is known as the despatcher's wire, over which his sway is absolute, and the other for a wire that is used for messages, reports, and the like, and in case of emergency, by the despatcher.”
“As a despatcher though I have to laugh at the amount of times a bobby gets in front of the dog and ends up getting his bum bit …”
“Frantic efforts to raise the ship's hyper-optophone failed utterly, and the chief despatcher made haste to report the calamity.”
“Perhaps for their first anniversary, they could invite grievance (about everything) Czar and despatcher of bodies under the bus Barack Obama to address the anniversary dinner.”
“Eventually it would have been picked up at about 3.00 am when a despatcher was doing some housekeeping on the system.”
“As a despatcher I am embarrassed by the constant drivel that comes through especially as it then takes someone off a ‘proper job’, but what can you do!”
“The despatcher and Duty Inspector would have kept their fingers crossed behind their backs during this.”
“But as the gaffer says there is no way to speak over the anoying despatcher who insists on giving you a tale of woe about how someone is getting anoying text messages from her ex boyfriend 50 times a day.”
“A hapless despatcher then starts to try and get a location, cutting out other units attempting to respond.”
“The London ambulance despatcher Ambulance Control Room account of July 7th states that the call came from Paddington for ambulances to Edgware Road at 9.20, which fits the original time line of 9.17. before the story changed to simultaneous explosions at 8.50”
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