Part of speech: noun

One who carries a flag, as for signaling trains on a railway.

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Usage examples "flagman":

  1. " I'm taking no chances," he said to Frisbie; and truly it seemed that all the hindrances had been carefully forestalled when he finally boarded the " 01" and ordered his flagman to give Olson the signal. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.
  2. A flagman stays there to stop people from crossing the tracks when the train is coming. - "Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's", Laura Lee Hope.
  3. He called the flagman over. - "Whispering Smith", Frank H. Spearman.