Origin of policeman
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Examples from the Web for policeman
Even before the shootings, New York policeman were telling the Mayor not to attend their funerals.GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique
December 23, 2014
Police say Myers charged at the policeman, they wrestled, and then he shot at least three bullets before his gun jammed.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
Our Pashto interpreter explained how he had pretended to be a Pakistani policeman when interested crowds approached the compound.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
The policeman then commandeers the dashcammed car and orders the driver to chase down the perp.Russian Dashcam Car Chase
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 9, 2014
And when a policeman rises to the top, you take care of your old buddies by turning a blind eye to their businesses.Hong Kong’s Triads Attack Protestors
October 4, 2014
He was stopped by a policeman, who demanded, "Whose bag is that, Johnny?"Brave and Bold
A policeman told me that he lived on this street, and that his name is Calkins.
I would dismiss every policeman at once, with thanks, if I were you.
I am not sure that Policeman Duffer would have recognized him.
The whole air of him, though he was in civilian's clothes, proclaimed the policeman.Within the Law
- a member of a police force, esp one holding the rank of constableGender-neutral form: police officer
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Word Origin and History for policeman
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An instrument, usually a rubber-tipped rod, for removing solid particles from a glass container.
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