A dispatcher is someone whose work involves receiving messages and organizing the movement of ambulances and other vehicles. Being a dispatcher requires excellent communication skills in a high-pressure environment.

An emergency dispatcher's work day might include getting phone calls from people who need medical assistance or the help of firefighters. A taxi dispatcher, on the other hand, communicates with each cab driver about where to pick up passengers who've called for rides. To dispatch is to send something off quickly, and for most dispatchers, their job is dispatching vehicles.

Definitions of dispatcher
  1. noun
    employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
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    train dispatcher, trainmaster, yardmaster
    a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
    type of:
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
  2. noun
    the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
    synonyms: starter
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    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
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