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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose duty it is to convey intelligence, notice, warning, or the like by means of signals; a signaler; in nautical or military service, one who makes signals and reads or interprets the signals received; an expert in signals.
  • noun In lumbering, one who transmits orders from the foreman of a yarding-crew to the engineer of the yarding-donkey.

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

  • noun A man whose business is to manage or display signals; especially, one employed in setting the signals by which railroad trains are run or warned.

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

  • noun Somebody employed to operate the signals and points of a railway.
  • noun A member of the armed forces responsible for signalling.

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

  • noun a railroad employee in charge of signals and point in a railroad yard

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