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roundsman

[roundz-muh n]
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noun, plural rounds·men.
  1. a person who makes rounds, as of inspection.
  2. British. a person who makes deliveries, as of milk or bread.
  3. Australian. a journalist covering a specific area of interest: a political roundsman.
  4. a police officer who inspects the other officers on duty in a particular district.
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Origin of roundsman

First recorded in 1785–95; round1 + 's1 + man1
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Examples from the Web for roundsman

Historical Examples

  • One was that of an old fellow, a veteran of the Civil War, who was a roundsman.

    Theodore Roosevelt and His Times

    Harold Howland

  • The devil you did, the roundsman said, as much with irritation as with amazement.

  • He was a quiet fellow, with a record free from complaints, and we made him roundsman.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • The man in charge of the school was a roundsman, Petty, whom we promoted to sergeant.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • Missing his reserves, Sergeant McNally had sent the roundsman in search of them.


British Dictionary definitions for roundsman

roundsman

noun plural -men
  1. British a person who makes rounds, as for inspection or to deliver goods
  2. Australian and NZ a reporter covering a particular district or topic
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