[ skroot-n-eer ]
/ ˌskrut nˈɪər /

noun Chiefly British and Canadian.

an official examiner, especially of votes in an election.


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Origin of scrutineer

First recorded in 1550–60; scrutin(y) + -eer

Words nearby scrutineer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for scrutineer

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

    Greater Britain|Charles Wentworth Dilke

British Dictionary definitions for scrutineer

/ (ˌskruːtɪˈnɪə) /


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