- the lead soldier of an infantry patrol on combat operations.
- a person who serves in the forefront, as of an economic or political issue.
Origin of point man
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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- military a soldier who walks at the front of an infantry patrol in combat
- the leader or spokesperson of a campaign or organization
Word Origin and History for point man
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper