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sherlock

noun, sher·lock often capitalized \ˈshər-ˌläk, -lək\

Definition of SHERLOCK

:  detective
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Examples of SHERLOCK

  1. <one of literature's most eccentric sherlocks, Nero Wolfe manages to solve mysteries without so much as leaving the confines of his own home>

Origin of SHERLOCK

Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
First Known Use: 1903

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