policeman

noun po·lice·man \ pə-ˈlēs-mən \

Definition of policeman

1 :a member of a police force
2 :one held to resemble a policeman
  • making the United States the policeman for the whole wide world
  • —R. B. Long

Examples of policeman in a Sentence

  1. reported the crime to the nearest policeman

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First Known Use of policeman

1788


POLICEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

policeman

noun

Definition of policeman for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is a police officer


POLICEMAN Defined for Kids

policeman

noun po·lice·man \ pə-ˈlēs-mən \

Definition of policeman for Students

plural policemen \-mən\
:a man who is a police officer

Medical Dictionary

policeman

noun po·lice·man \ pə-ˈlēs-mən \

medical Definition of policeman

plural policemen play \-mən\
:an instrument (as a flat piece of rubber on a glass rod) for removing solids from a vessel (as a beaker)


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