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deputy sheriff

a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff.
Origin of deputy sheriff
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not five minutes after Melissy had left the deputy sheriff, another rider galloped up the road.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • Then the deputy sheriff meant not to let him out of his sight.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • deputy sheriff Goode had a small car he was glad to loan to Harry.

  • The man in front was the deputy sheriff of the county; his companion was a stranger.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
  • We were not long in reaching the house of the deputy sheriff.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • deputy sheriff Mannix was sitting in his little office alone.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • A red-faced man who looked as though he might be a deputy sheriff from somewhere slept uneasily one seat in the rear.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • "Yes, I have," replied the deputy sheriff, with a broad grin.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic

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