the lead soldier of an infantry patrol on combat operations.
a person who serves in the forefront, as of an economic or political issue.
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What does “yare” mean?
Origin of point man
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Words nearby point man
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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