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patrolman

[ puh-trohl-muhn ]
/ pəˈtroʊl mən /
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noun, plural pa·trol·men.
a police officer who is assigned topatrol a specific district, route, etc.
a person who patrols.
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Origin of patrolman

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; patrol + -man

usage note for patrolman

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for patrolman

patrolman
/ (pəˈtrəʊlmən) /

noun plural -men
mainly US a man, esp a policeman, who patrols a certain area
British a man employed to patrol an area to help motorists in difficulty
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