What does dispatcher mean?

Definitions for dispatcher
dɪˈspætʃ ərdis·patch·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dispatcher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. starter, dispatcher(noun)

    the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

  2. dispatcher(noun)

    employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service


  1. dispatcher(Noun)

    ; one who dispatches

  2. dispatcher(Noun)

    In a transportation organization, a person who controls the movements of vehicles

  3. dispatcher(Noun)

    A piece of software responsible for assigning priorities and resources to tasks waiting to be scheduled

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispatcher(noun)

    one who dispatches


  1. Dispatcher

    Dispatchers are communications personnel responsible for receiving and transmitting pure and reliable messages, tracking vehicles and equipment, and recording other important information. A number of organizations, including police and fire departments, emergency medical services, taxicab providers, trucking companies, train stations, and public utility companies, use dispatchers to relay information and coordinate their operations. Essentially, the dispatcher is the "conductor" of the force, and is responsible for the direction of all units within it.

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How to say dispatcher in sign language?

  1. dispatcher


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispatcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispatcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dispatcher in a Sentence

  1. View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson:

    During the initial dispatch call, a Safeway employee informed our dispatcher that both employees and customers believed a man and a woman as well as children were working together to try and take items from the store.

  2. Subodh Chandra:

    Fat chance of this absurd discipline deterring anyone from anything other than continued incompetence and indifference, that the dispatcher still has her job when a child is dead speaks volumes about accountability in Cleveland.

  3. John Conneely:

    The first thing I did when I got in the car was get on the radio to a firehouse that I knew we were going to pass to see if there was an ambulance in quarters, and when the dispatcher got back to me and said there wasn't, that's when we made the decision to keep going.

  4. Chris Cabrera:

    Someone called in and started out reporting some sort of activity, and the call then turned into threats against law enforcement, threats against the dispatcher, and ultimately threats against law enforcement in general, he then claimed to have an agent that was kidnapped that he planned to kill, and he claimed to work for one of the cartels.

  5. Erik Snell:

    Our meteorology team is the best in the business, they took a hard look at the weather data and the track of the storm and worked with the flight crew and dispatcher to agree it was safe to operate the flight. And our flight and ground crews were incredible in their effort to turn the aircraft quickly and safely so the flight could depart well before the hurricane threat.

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Translations for dispatcher

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • експедитор, диспечерBulgarian
  • Dispatcher, FlugdienstberaterGerman
  • διανομέας, επιλογέαςGreek
  • despachador, transportistaSpanish
  • expéditeur, régulateurFrench
  • diszpécserHungarian
  • mittente, dispatcher, spedizioniereItalian
  • ディスパッチャJapanese
  • диспетчер, экспедиторRussian

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