Definition of Dispatcher

1. Noun. The official who signals the beginning of a race or competition.

Exact synonyms: Starter
Generic synonyms: Official

2. Noun. Employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service.
Generic synonyms: Employee
Specialized synonyms: Train Dispatcher, Trainmaster, Yardmaster
Derivative terms: Dispatch

Definition of Dispatcher

1. n. One who dispatches.

Definition of Dispatcher

1. Noun. (agent noun of dispatch); one who dispatches ¹

2. Noun. In a transportation organization, a person who controls the movements of vehicles ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A piece of software responsible for assigning priorities and resources to tasks waiting to be scheduled ¹

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Definition of Dispatcher

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispatcher

dispatch box
dispatch case
dispatch rider
dispatch table
dispatch tables
dispatcher (current term)

Literary usage of Dispatcher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"Defendant Introduced one O. Lane, who testified that be was employed by the defendant road as train dispatcher on 19th October, 1902; that It was his duty ..."

2. Railway Engineer by Railway Division (1908)
"It is not our intention to suggest that the Train dispatcher should be introduced ... The American system provides a dispatcher for a district who is in ..."

3. Railroad Freight Transportation by Leonor Fresnel Loree (1922)
"^••^••^•^•••l^™™^^™"™^^^ CHIEF dispatcher superintendent. ... Chief dispatcher.—The chief dispatcher frequently acts as car distributor for his district. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads: Containing a Consideration of the by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1922)
"Notice to the train dispatcher of the ¡«competency of a station agent and telegraph operator has been held not to be notice to the company. Reiser v. ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1903)
"It has been held that a telegraph operator in the employment of a railroad company, charged with the duty of receiving messages from the train dispatcher ..."

6. Railroad Transportation; Some Phases of Its History, Operation and by Frank Le Rond McVey (1910)
"The Train dispatcher The movement of trains is so closely associated with the ... The dispatcher knows the road thoroughly, the rating of all locomotives, ..."

7. Railway Organization and Management by James Peabody (1916)
"true also of the chief dispatcher, dispatching operators, and other division office telegraph operators. It is to be noted also that enginemen and trainmen ..."

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