noun Chiefly British and Canadian.

an official examiner, especially of votes in an election.

Origin of scrutineer

First recorded in 1550–60; scrutin(y) + -eer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scrutineer

Historical Examples of scrutineer

  • One scrutineer for each candidate watches the opening of the box.

    Greater Britain

    Charles Wentworth Dilke

British Dictionary definitions for scrutineer



a person who examines, esp one who scrutinizes the conduct of an election poll
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