catchpole

noun
catch·​pole | \ ˈkach-ˌpōl How to pronounce catchpole (audio) , ˈkech-\
variants: or catchpoll

Definition of catchpole

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

First Known Use of catchpole

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catchpole

Middle English cacchepol, from Anglo-French cachepole, literally, chicken chaser, from cacher + pol chicken, from Latin pullus — more at catch, pullet

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