Definition of lawman
: a law-enforcement officer (such 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
Recent Examples of lawman from the Web
Constable Bob Sweeney, played by comedian Patton Oswalt, bumbles his way as a wannabe lawman before becoming a hero and saving the main character.
The arrests happened during two raids in the Birmingham area and lawmen seized $920,000 worth of drugs: 140 pounds of marijuana worth $420,000; two pounds of cocaine worth $100,000 and four pounds of meth worth $400,000.
The eight-day trial that begins Monday in federal court in Phoenix will determine whether the 85-year-old retired lawman is guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.
Sooner or later lawmen, i.e., studio men, would catch up.
Frustrated, Capone pressed charges against Dade County’s sheriff, alleging the lawman falsely imprisoned him.
The law breaker and the lawman developed an unusual friendship.
Still, there was no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary.
On Thursday night, lawmen said two more teens were taken into custody in Florida.
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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
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