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2 definitions found for point man
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Point man \Point" man`\, n.; pl. -men (-men). 1. (Mil.) the lead soldier in a foot patrol under combat conditions. [PJC] 2. a person who takes a conspicuous public position in proposing a new idea or initiating a new policy, who may become a target of criticism for those opposed. "The Secretary of State served as point man for the administration's new China policy." [PJC]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
point man n 1: someone who is the forefront of an important enterprise; "he is the president's point man on economic issues" 2: a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol