[ sig-nl-muh n ]
/ ˈsɪg nl mən /

noun, plural sig·nal·men.

a person whose occupation or duty is signaling, as on a railroad or in the army.

Origin of signalman

First recorded in 1730–40; signal + -man

Related forms

un·der·sig·nal·man, noun, plural un·der·sig·nal·men. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for signalman


/ (ˈsɪɡnəlmən) /

noun plural -men

a railway employee in charge of the signals and points within a section
a man who sends and receives signals, esp in the navy
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