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point man

1. A male soldier placed at an exposed position ahead of a patrol to act as a lookout for enemies or hazards. The point man had just begun to signal to his unit that something suspicious lay ahead when an IED exploded at his feet.
2. A man who is assigned to a foremost position of authority, responsibility, or leadership for some group, enterprise, or endeavor. He was the president's point man when it came to dealings with Saudi Arabia. This is Thomas—he'll be your point man for the merger as we move forward.
See also: man, point

point man

1. n. a ballplayer who habitually scores points. Fred is supposed to be point man for our team, but tonight he is not doing so well.
2. n. anyone whose job it is to score successes against the opposition. The president expects the secretary of defense to be point man for this new legislation.
See also: man, point
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The point man was aware of this and he started to speak: "Hey, we got to go, we got to go." I knew what he was thinking because I was thinking it, too - "OK, this is where the suicide bomber's going to hit us."
After the NDA's defeat in 2004, Soni became the RSS point man. But with the Sangh adopting a more assertive position vis- a- vis the BJP in the recent past, Joshi and Hosabale reportedly started taking crucial political decisions.
What actually happened the night of the raid, according to the SEAL Team 6 operator is that the "point man" ran up the stairs to the top floor and shot bin Laden in the head when he saw what looked like bin Laden poking his head out his bedroom door.
He added: "He was always at the front, he made himself the best Vallon man and the best point man.
Point man for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's anti-marijuana campaign, Nores describes the gunfights, helicopter drops, and stalking as camo-decked warriors protect the good citizens of California from pot growers.
CA"I was not suggesting that all Pashtuns are part of the Taliban or all Taliban are CAPashtuns," added President Barack Obama's point man for the region.CA
Ross, although Jewish, was the chief point man for Israel-Palestine matters under both Republican President George H.W.
It calls for cooperation on activities "from geological work to drilling, refining and sales" of oil, said Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, a point man for the economic side of Russia's renewed push for influence in Latin America.
Officials in Olmert's office said Wednesday that Gilad had been reinstated as Israel's point man in Egyptian-mediated efforts to negotiate a truce with Hamas and win the release of an Israeli soldier held by Gaza militants.
Araud has been France`s point man in the six-power talks - which include the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany - with Iran.
"He literally began in the mailroom," Allie said, "but took to the business like the proverbial duck to water and when we reorganized he became publisher at NIBM (and our point man with SIPA).
Though not a powerful vice president, Agnew was the Nixon administration's point man for attacks on the anti-war movement and congressional liberals.
Had not it been for Earl as our point man in the Department of Education, a large number of our institutions would have suffered.
Roy was the second man in the squad behind the point man.
Although the point man will seldom be able to penetrate, we want him to practice the move assiduously.