from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that dispatches, as:
- n. One that sends out trains, buses, trucks, or cars according to a schedule.
- n. Computer Science A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. agent noun of dispatch; one who dispatches
- n. In a transportation organization, a person who controls the movements of vehicles
- n. A piece of software responsible for assigning priorities and resources to tasks waiting to be scheduled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who dispatches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
- n. the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
Ms. Garcia, 38, a former school bus dispatcher, is 5 feet tall.
When she calls the dispatcher, she regularly waits on hold for an hour.
I tried to stay calm and I called the dispatcher and said that somebody hit us.
I call the dispatcher again, and tell her it was a false alarm, but she says she's sending someone anyway.
The dispatcher is not and was not ever a police officer so does not understand the reality of policing, not their fault it is the management who are at fault.
Phil Dearing, a Los Angeles train dispatcher and 50-time "Poseidon" viewer, has a "Poseidon" memorabilia collection.
Seattle Locksmith's site promised a 15-minute response time once we called a dispatcher, but the time from call to arrival was 46 minutes.
But Boardlawn (ph) said he had seen a fuzzy fax of an older picture of McNair so he calls the dispatcher to ask for a description and McNair plays along.
I called the dispatcher and was told that there will be another car in one to two minutes.
When I saw it was a beer company, I called my dispatcher and said, ‘I can’t do this.