teleman

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teleman (plural telemen)

  1. (US, military) A petty officer in the US Navy who performs clerical, coding and communications duties.
    • 1949, Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards, United States Bureau of Naval Personnel:
      The classification is for graduates of a class A teleman school with no significant experience and for other personnel who are not qualified for a specialized classification.