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  • noun Plural form of pointsman.

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Examples

  • Mr. Harding thought that all porters and stokers, guards, brakesmen, and pointsmen ought to have an opportunity of going to church, and he hoped that they all had.

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  • "We have pointsmen at various locations along the route and when the marchers reach an intersection the pointsmen will stop traffic long enough for them to pass," Henderson said.

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  • Intelligent non-commissioned officers and men were converted into shunters, guards, and pointsmen.

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  • Mr. Harding thought that all porters and stokers, guards and pointsmen ought to have an opportunity of going to church, and he hoped that they all had.

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  • Some people are so like eternal pointsmen lying in wait by the line, to shunt one's train of thought from one rail to another.

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  • Only on these conditions can a railway manager be sure that his pointsmen are on the job.

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  • Shunting is sometimes a tedious process, involving much hauling, pushing, puffing, and whistling, on the part of the engine, and uncoupling of trucks and shifting of points on the part of pointsmen and porters.

    The Iron Horse

  • Then, at all the junctions, sidings, and crossings, pointsmen are stationed, with definite instructions as to the duties to be performed by them.

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  • Mr. Harding thought that all porters and stokers, guards, brakesmen, and pointsmen ought to have an opportunity of going to church, and he hoped that they all had.

    Barchester Towers

  • Traffic lights not working at the Maraisburg Road Interchange - pointsmen on duty Here are the winning Lotto numbers from the Saturday, February 13 draw.

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