[sur-vis-man, -muh n]
- a member of the armed forces of a country.
- a person whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: a television serviceman.
Origin of serviceman
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Examples from the Web for serviceman
Hello, Larry, she said as the Secret Serviceman joined her at their table.A Place in the Sun
It began to smoke and the serviceman began to shuck tools from his box.
The time of service was limited to five years if the serviceman so demanded.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
The serviceman had come out and collected it, clucking in dismay at the mess the extinguisher had left.
The natives use them as food, and I learned of one serviceman who had worked out a technique for trapping the birds.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
- Also called (feminine): servicewoman a person who serves in the armed services of a country
- a man employed to service and maintain equipment
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Word Origin and History for serviceman
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