point man


noun

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for point man

point man

noun mainly US

military a soldier who walks at the front of an infantry patrol in combat
the leader or spokesperson of a campaign or organization
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012