Pinkerton

[ ping-ker-tuh n ]
/ ˈpɪŋ kər tən /

noun

Allan,1819–84, U.S. detective, born in Scotland.

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Pinkerton
/ (ˈpɪŋkətən) /

noun

Allan. 1819–84, US private detective, born in Scotland. He founded the first detective agency in the US (1850) and organized an intelligence system for the Federal States of America (1861)
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