- 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.
Origin of roundsman
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Examples from the Web for roundsman
One was that of an old fellow, a veteran of the Civil War, who was a roundsman.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
The devil you did, the roundsman said, as much with irritation as with amazement.The White Terror and The Red
He was a quiet fellow, with a record free from complaints, and we made him roundsman.
The man in charge of the school was a roundsman, Petty, whom we promoted to sergeant.
Missing his reserves, Sergeant McNally had sent the roundsman in search of them.Out of Mulberry Street
Jacob A. Riis
- British a person who makes rounds, as for inspection or to deliver goods
- Australian and NZ a reporter covering a particular district or topic