dispatcher

[dih-spach-er]

noun

a person who dispatches.
a person who oversees the departure of trains, airplanes, buses, etc., as for a transportation company or railroad.
dispatchers, Slang. a fraudulently made pair of dice; loaded dice.

Origin of dispatcher

First recorded in 1540–50; dispatch + -er1
Related formspre·dis·patch·er, noun
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n.

mid-16c., agent noun from dispatch (v.).

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