noun, plural place·men. British.
- placebo effect,
- placement test,
Origin of placeman
Examples from the Web for placeman
I collect from Genest, that after his aristocratic connections made a placeman of him, O'Brien grew ashamed of his vocation.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
To us the poet Prior is better known than the placeman Prior; yet in his own day the reverse often occurred.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
Every man had his double; the heels of every placeman were dogged by friendly rivals ready to trip them up.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
It was a positive grievance, and indeed it was a partial destruction of the constitution, at the instance of a placeman.
When this was handed to him he flew into a towering passion, and said, The scribbly scrawl of a placeman, indeed!