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.

Nearby words

  1. dispatch,
  2. dispatch boat,
  3. dispatch box,
  4. dispatch case,
  5. dispatch rider,
  6. dispauper,
  7. dispel,
  8. dispend,
  9. dispensable,
  10. dispensary

Origin of dispatcher

First recorded in 1540–50; dispatch + -er1

Related formspre·dis·patch·er, noun

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Word Origin and History for dispatcher



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

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