patrolman

noun
pa·​trol·​man | \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən How to pronounce patrolman (audio) \

Definition of patrolman

: one who patrols especially : a police officer assigned to a beat

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The video, shared by California Highway Patrol-Bishop station and credited to Officer Chris Bol, shows a patrolman's Ford Explorer parked on the road, wind buffeting the camera microphone. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "F-16 Fighter Jet Sets off Police Radar," 11 Mar. 2019 Both patrolmen gained notoriety last spring after posting their own spin on the #PoliceCarKaraoke Internet trend. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Sang With Police Officers at Her Concert and the Response Was So Powerful," 23 Feb. 2019 The patrolman was able to locate Coleman’s car after tracing his daughter’s computer to a friend’s home, FOX 8 reported. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Police officer fired after pulling over, detaining daughter and boyfriend," 22 June 2018 The San Francisco California Highway Patrol posted a photo of what happened after one of its patrolmen helped rescue a fawn from near the raging fire line. Lorin Eleni Gill, The Seattle Times, "Highway Patrol officer rescues fawn from California wildfire," 31 July 2018 Kelly Clarkson, who's famous for bringing surprise guests on stage, invited the patrolmen to sing with her at a recent show. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Sang With Police Officers at Her Concert and the Response Was So Powerful," 23 Feb. 2019 The heartwarming story began when Kuhl, a patrolman with the Wall Township Police Department, was called to help a man who needed medical assistance after a traffic accident. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Police Officers Drove 650 Miles to Return This Adorable Dog to Her Owners," 12 Aug. 2016 Ron Helus and a highway patrolman, saw at least 100 people fleeing the bar and ran into an ambush, Ayub said. Amanda Lee Myers, The Seattle Times, "California bar shooter had enough ammo to kill many more," 28 Nov. 2018 After contacting Bella's co-owner in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kuhl and his fellow patrolman Tancredi decided to make the drive themselves and reunite the dog with her family, ABC News reports. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Police Officers Drove 650 Miles to Return This Adorable Dog to Her Owners," 12 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of patrolman

1867, in the meaning defined above

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patrolman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of patrolman

US : a police officer who patrols an area
British : a person who works for an organized group of car owners and who goes to help if one of the owners' cars stops working when it is being driven

patrolman

noun
pa·​trol·​man | \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən How to pronounce patrolman (audio) \
plural patrolmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of patrolman

: a police officer who has a regular beat

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