catchpole


catch·pole

noun \-ˌpōl\

Definition of CATCHPOLE

:  a sheriff's deputy; especially :  one who makes arrests for failure to pay a debt

Variants of CATCHPOLE

catch·pole or catch·poll \-ˌpōl\

Origin of CATCHPOLE

Middle English cacchepol, from Anglo-French cachepole, literally, chicken chaser, from cacher + pol chicken, from Latin pullus — more at catch, pullet
First Known Use: before 12th century

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