Definitions of pointsman

  1. A man who has charge of railroad points or switches.
  2. A man who has charge of the points or switches on a railway.
  3. One who looks after the switches or points on a railway.
  4. On a railway, a workman who has the charge of the switches or movable guiding- rails at or near a junction or station, to open or shut them on the approach of trains, as may be required.