Point-man Definition

noun
The soldier in the front position in a patrol.
Webster's New World
A man who has a crucial, often hazardous role in the forefront of an enterprise.
The administration's point man on health care.
American Heritage
Anyone in the forefront of an activity; esp., someone leading an attack on or a movement in support of some proposed program, as in politics.
Webster's New World

(military) In combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.

Wiktionary

(idiomatic, by extension) A most trusted assistant or associate; the person to upon whom one would most rely.

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Other Word Forms of Point-man

Noun

Singular:
point-man
Plural:
point-men

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