[root-muh n, rout-]
noun, plural route·men.
  1. a person who works in a specified area or covers a specific route, as a mail carrier or truckdriver.
  2. a supervisor who establishes a route for salespersons or the like, maintains office records, and handles customer relations for it.
  3. a person who routes work among a group of employees, as in a plant or shipyard.

Origin of routeman

First recorded in 1915–20; route + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018