operator noun

1 person who connects telephone calls

ADJ. switchboard, telephone

OPERATOR + VERB connect sb, put sb through I asked the operator to put me through to her office.

2 person who works a machine, etc.

ADJ. experienced, skilled | unskilled | machine, plant | computer, lathe, radio, word processor, etc.

3 person/company that does particular business

ADJ. big, small | private | holiday, tour, travel | cable (television), satellite, telecommunications, etc. | airline, bus, coach, ferry

4 sb who is skilful at getting what they want

ADJ. shrewd, slick, smooth