This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word point man
someone who is the forefront of an important enterprise
"he is the president's point man on economic issues"
a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol
In combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.
By extension, a most trusted assistant or associate; the person to whom one would most rely upon.
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