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dispatcher

[dih-spach-er]
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noun
  1. a person who dispatches.
  2. a person who oversees the departure of trains, airplanes, buses, etc., as for a transportation company or railroad.
  3. dispatchers, Slang. a fraudulently made pair of dice; loaded dice.
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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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