a person who makes rounds, as of inspection.
British. a person who makes deliveries, as of milk or bread.
Australian. a journalist covering a specific area of interest: a political roundsman.
a police officer who inspects the other officers on duty in a particular district.
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How to use roundsman in a sentence
One case was that of an old fellow, a veteran of the Civil War, who was at the time a roundsman.Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt
At this Sadie and Mrs. Cubbs tries to butt in, but that roundsman had a head like a choppin' block.Shorty McCabe | Sewell Ford
In your duties as a roundsman, had you noticed any unusual influx of strangers into the town?
There was none of the loafing stride characteristic of the professional roundsman.A Woman's Impression of the Philippines | Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
The devil you did, the roundsman said, as much with irritation as with amazement.The White Terror and The Red | Abraham Cahan
British Dictionary definitions for roundsman
British a person who makes rounds, as for inspection or to deliver goods
Australian and NZ a reporter covering a particular district or topic
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