- (in professional cycle racing) a referee who travels in an open-topped car with the riders to witness any infringement of the rules
from French: see commissary
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Examples from the Web for commissaire
The entire evening I could think of nothing but the story of the Commissaire.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
Just as Andre fell, a commissaire had rushed forward and seized a woman.The Champdoce Mystery
And it was fortunate, as it gave me a chance to speak to the Commissaire.
But how could the Commissaire then know what we had been saying?
And then the priest put the questions together for the Commissaire.