- 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
The man in charge of the school was a roundsman, Petty, whom we promoted to sergeant.
He was a quiet fellow, with a record free from complaints, and we made him roundsman.
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