[ tou-er-muh n ]
/ ˈtaʊ ər mən /

noun, plural tow·er·men.

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

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; tower1 + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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