patrolman

[ puh-trohl-muhn ]
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noun,plural pa·trol·men.
  1. a police officer who is assigned to patrol a specific district, route, etc.

  2. a person who patrols.

Origin of patrolman

1
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; patrol + -man

usage note For patrolman

See -man.

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patrolman

/ (pəˈtrəʊlmən) /


nounplural -men
  1. mainly US a man, esp a policeman, who patrols a certain area

  2. British a man employed to patrol an area to help motorists in difficulty

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