[sur-vis-man, -muh n]
- a member of the armed forces of a country.
- a person whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment: a television serviceman.
Origin of serviceman
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Examples from the Web for servicemen
Two Ukrainian servicemen were reported killed and five wounded.Ukraine Could Explode in the Next 48 Hours
November 10, 2014
Rebel militants know they have after the Ukrainian army lost scores of servicemen in battles over the last two weeks.Putin's 'Peace' In Ukraine
September 5, 2014
Russian servicemen outside freshly set-up border checkpoints claimed they had been deployed to "guard Crimea."Russia Lies About Invading Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine
August 28, 2014
As a result of this secrecy, Russian servicemen are dying in Ukraine anonymously, relatives in Kastroma said.Kremlin Is Caught Putting Boots on the Ground in Ukraine
August 26, 2014
The photos also appear to show a number of both dead and captured Ukrainian servicemen.Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Open to Invasion
August 12, 2014
Local police, servicemen, and security police are in evidence everywhere.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
Over four million Americans--servicemen and civilians--are on the rolls of the defense establishment.
I liked San Francisco and servicemen were welcome anywhere so I spent a lot of time in the best hotels and restaurants.The Biography of a Rabbit
Yet the Nichols interviews reveal a strain of pride and wonderment in the servicemen at the profound changes they had witnessed.
That legislation, he added, created "new opportunities" to win full equality for all servicemen.
- Also called (feminine): servicewoman a person who serves in the armed services of a country
- a man employed to service and maintain equipment
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Word Origin and History for servicemen
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