selectman

[si-lekt-muh n]
|

noun, plural se·lect·men.

(in most New England states) one of a board of town officers chosen to manage certain public affairs.

Nearby words

  1. selective synchronization,
  2. selective transmission,
  3. selectively,
  4. selectivity,
  5. selectly,
  6. selector,
  7. selectorate,
  8. selen-,
  9. selenate,
  10. selene

Origin of selectman

1625–35, Americanism; select (adj.) + -man

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for selectman


British Dictionary definitions for selectman

selectman

noun plural -men

any of the members of the local boards of most New England towns
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012