Definition of patrolman
: one who patrols; especially : a police officer assigned to a beat
Recent Examples of patrolman from the Web
In addition to Dickson, the museum honors black patrolmen, clerks and commanders who served the city.
The city wants patrolmen to begin contributing to the city's health plan by raising deductibles from $100 to $500 for a single plan and from $200 to $1,000 for a family plan.
A Minnesota patrolman said that collecting data can be tricky.
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First Known Use of patrolman
PATROLMAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of patrolman for Students
: a police officer who has a regular beat
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