lawman

noun law·man \ ˈlȯ-mən \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of lawman

: a law-enforcement officer (such as a sheriff or marshal)

Examples of lawman in a Sentence

  1. Wyatt Earp was a famous American lawman of the Wild West.

  2. as the rural county's chief lawman, the sheriff has to patrol a vast area with only minimal manpower

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First Known Use of lawman

1944


LAWMAN Defined for English Language Learners

lawman

noun

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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