Definitions

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

Etymologies

to dispatch + -er (Wiktionary)

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