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
On Thursday night, lawmen said two more teens were taken into custody in Florida.
Some might remember Jackie Gleason's magnificent portrayal of Texas lawman Buford T. Justice, while others might recall the chemistry between Reynolds and co-star Sally Field.
The Obama administration has asserted its executive privilege to withhold the documents — just as lawmakers prepare to vote to hold the nation’s top lawman in contempt of Congress.
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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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