- Railroads. a person who works in a switch tower and, by means of a signal box, directs the movement of trains.
- Aviation. an air-traffic controller.
Origin of towerman
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Examples from the Web for towerman
The towerman nodded, beckoned Bartley aside and made some explanations to him.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher
The towerman had just been relieved from duty, and met Ralph with eager welcome as he was approaching the place.Ralph on the Engine
The point of convergence is known to the towerman and all the other workers as the “throat” of the yard.
If the towerman set those switches and signals 319 times in the course of a day, they must be set absolutely correct 319 times.
But the towerman at Middleport said that he could not move the siding-switch there; it was packed in with ice and snow.