dispatcher dis‧patch‧er [dɪˈspætʆə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. someone whose job is to make sure that goods or workers are sent out at the right time JOBS TRANSPORT :

• At the centre, dispatchers keep track of taxis on monitor screens.

2. the person, company etc that has sent a package, goods etc TRANSPORT :

• The person receiving the parcel in prison could be prosecuted but the dispatcher could not be dealt with.

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dispatcher UK US /dɪˈspætʃər/ noun [C]
TRANSPORT a person whose job is to make sure that planes, trains, or buses leave on time: »

A dispatcher who was monitoring the flight sent messages to the plane's cockpit computer but got no response.

TRANSPORT a person whose job is to manage a group of vehicles, especially for the emergency services, and send them where they are needed: »

an emergency/911/police dispatcher


He works as a truck dispatcher for a coal company.

COMMERCE the person or company that has sent goods, a message, etc. to a place: »

If there is a delay, you will need to contact the dispatcher.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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