American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that dispatches, as:
- n. One that sends out trains, buses, trucks, or cars according to a schedule.
- n. Computer Science A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system.
- n. agent noun of dispatch; one who dispatches
- n. In a transportation organization, a person who controls the movements of vehicles
- n. computing A piece of software responsible for assigning priorities and resources to tasks waiting to be scheduled
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who dispatches.
- n. employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
- n. the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
- to dispatch + -er (Wiktionary)
“Ms. Garcia, 38, a former school bus dispatcher, is 5 feet tall.”
“When she calls the dispatcher, she regularly waits on hold for an hour.”
“I tried to stay calm and I called the dispatcher and said that somebody hit us.”
“ I call the dispatcher again, and tell her it was a false alarm, but she says she's sending someone anyway.”
“The dispatcher is not and was not ever a police officer so does not understand the reality of policing, not their fault it is the management who are at fault.”
“Phil Dearing, a Los Angeles train dispatcher and 50-time "Poseidon" viewer, has a "Poseidon" memorabilia collection.”
“Seattle Locksmith's site promised a 15-minute response time once we called a dispatcher, but the time from call to arrival was 46 minutes.”
“But Boardlawn (ph) said he had seen a fuzzy fax of an older picture of McNair so he calls the dispatcher to ask for a description and McNair plays along.”
“I called the dispatcher and was told that there will be another car in one to two minutes.”
“When I saw it was a beer company, I called my dispatcher and said, ‘I can’t do this.”
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