Meaning of “dispatcher” in the English Dictionary

"dispatcher" in British English

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dispatchernoun [ C ]

UK also despatcher /dɪˈspætʃ.ər/ //

a person who is responsible for sending out people or vehicles to where they are needed, especially emergency vehicles:

He has been an ambulance dispatcher for ten years, working in our central control room.

(Definition of “dispatcher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dispatcher" in Business English

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dispatchernoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈspætʃər/ us

TRANSPORT a person whose job is to make sure that planes, trains, or buses leave on time:

A dispatcher who was monitoring the flight sent messages to the plane's cockpit computer but got no response.

TRANSPORT a person whose job is to manage a group of vehicles, especially for the emergency services, and send them where they are needed:

an emergency/911/police dispatcher
He works as a truck dispatcher for a coal company.

COMMERCE the person or company that has sent goods, a message, etc. to a place:

If there is a delay, you will need to contact the dispatcher.

(Definition of “dispatcher” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)