point duty

point duty
the control of traffic by a policeman stationed at an intersection
Hypernyms: ↑traffic control

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Britain : the directing of traffic by a policeman stationed typically at an intersection — compare pointsman

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point duty noun
The duty of a policeman stationed at a particular point to regulate traffic
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Main Entry:point

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point duty,
British. the duty of a policeman assigned to direct traffic at a point in a thoroughfare.

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ˈpoint duty [point duty] noun uncountable (BrE)
the job of controlling traffic that is done by a police officer standing in the middle of the road

to be on point duty

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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