point man

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point man (plural point men)

  1. (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.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) A most trusted assistant or associate; the person to upon whom one would most rely.

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