wireless operator

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wireless operator (plural wireless operators)

  1. (dated) A person who operates a radio transmitter on a ship or in an outpost, military unit, etc., in order to communicate over long distances.
    • 1922, Peter B. Kyne, Cappy Ricks Retires, ch. 8:
      He found the new wireless operator a charming fellow, possessed of talents far superior to those of the young men who ordinarily pound the brass at sea.
  2. (business) A commercial firm which provides mobile communications services.