from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that dispatches, as.
  • noun One that sends out trains, buses, trucks, or cars according to a schedule.
  • noun Computers A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who dispatches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun agent noun of dispatch; one who dispatches
  • noun In a transportation organization, a person who controls the movements of vehicles
  • noun computing A piece of software responsible for assigning priorities and resources to tasks waiting to be scheduled

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
  • noun the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition


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to dispatch + -er



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