patrolman

noun pa·trol·man \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of patrolman

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

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First Known Use of patrolman

1867

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PATROLMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of patrolman for English Language Learners

  • : a police officer who patrols an area

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

patrolman

noun pa·trol·man \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən \

Definition of patrolman for Students

plural patrolmen \-mən\
: a police officer who has a regular beat

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