policeman

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noun po·lice·man \pə-ˈlēs-mən\

Definition of policeman

  1. 1 :  a member of a police force

  2. 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

1788

First Known Use of policeman

1788


POLICEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

policeman

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noun po·lice·man \pə-ˈlēs-mən\

Definition of policeman for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is a police officer


POLICEMAN Defined for Kids

policeman

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noun po·lice·man \pə-ˈlēs-mən\

Definition of policeman for Students

plural

policemen

\-mən\
  1. :  a man who is a police officer


Medical Dictionary

policeman

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noun po·lice·man \pə-ˈlēs-mən\

Medical Definition of policeman

plural

policemen

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  1. :  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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