Definition of lawman
: a law-enforcement officer (as a sheriff or marshal)
Examples of lawman in a sentence
Wyatt Earp was a famous American lawman of the Wild West.
<as the rural county's chief lawman, the sheriff has to patrol a vast area with only minimal manpower>
First Known Use of lawman
LAWMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lawman for English Language Learners
: someone (such as a sheriff or marshal) whose job is to make sure that people obey the law
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up lawman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).