flagman

[flag-muh n]

noun, plural flag·men.

a person who signals with a flag or lantern, as at a railroad crossing.
a person who has charge of or carries a flag.

Nearby words

  1. flaggy,
  2. flagitious,
  3. flagitiously,
  4. flagler,
  5. flagler, henry morrison,
  6. flagon,
  7. flagpole,
  8. flagrance,
  9. flagrant,
  10. flagrante delicto

Origin of flagman

First recorded in 1660–70; flag1 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for flagman

flagman

noun plural -men

a person who has charge of, carries, or signals with a flag, esp a railway employee
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