• synonyms

point duty


the stationing of a policeman or traffic warden at a road junction to control and direct traffic
the position at the head of a military patrol, regarded as being the most dangerous



Nearby words

point d'esprit, point de galle, point de gaze, point de hongrie, point defect, point duty, point epidemic, point estimate, point estimation, point group, point guard
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Examples from the Web for point duty

  • My first impulse was to turn and step along to Oxford Circus, where I knew another constable would be on point-duty.

    The Place of Dragons|William Le Queux
  • It is a baffling but rather seductive smell, and they tell me that the policemen miss it when they are transferred to point-duty.

  • At last he inquired of the constable on point-duty, and then went up St. Martin's Lane.

    Spies of the Kaiser|William Le Queux