ser·​vice·​man | \ ˈsər-vəs-ˌman How to pronounce serviceman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of serviceman

1 : a male member of the armed forces
2 : a man employed to repair or maintain equipment
3 : a gas station attendant

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Examples of serviceman in a Sentence

wishing our servicemen overseas the best of luck
Recent Examples on the Web Marotto also said a U.S. military serviceman and eight civilian contractors were wounded in the assault. Samya Kullab, Star Tribune, "US-led coalition: Rocket attack in Iraq killed contractor," 16 Feb. 2021 Ricciuti’s father, Albert, arrived in France as a U.S. serviceman in 1944. Washington Post, "Fewer people than usual will pop bottles of bubbly at midnight. Pour one out for France’s Champagne region.," 31 Dec. 2020 Also participating were Rob Munroe, Brittany Holley, Emily Katz, Kevin Sollenberger and an active-duty serviceman who declined to be named. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Seven kayakers hit the sea for homeless vets in San Diego," 2 Nov. 2020 The Twitter account for the Canadian Forces in the United States posted an image with a serviceman in uniform kissing his partner. Washington Post, "The Proud Boys were emboldened by Trump’s words. Then, LGBTQ couples reclaimed the group’s hashtag.," 5 Oct. 2020 At least 16 Armenian serviceman have died and more than 100 were wounded in the fighting, Nagorno-Karabakh Deputy Defense Minister Artur Sargsyan said in a livestream broadcast. Zulfugar Agayev,, "Azeris, Armenians Plunge Into War With Russia, Turkey Watching," 27 Sep. 2020 Perez is the third San Antonio-area serviceman to die in the line of duty this year. Spc. Sig Christenson,, "Fallen Marine from New Braunfels to be buried today in San Antonio," 27 Aug. 2020 Amy Adams born on this date in 1974 in Italy, where her U.S. serviceman father was stationed, but she was raised in Colorado. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for August 20, 2020: Aries, people notice your dedication; Scorpio, be diplomatic, tactful," 20 Aug. 2020 The couple did all of the work on the building themselves, drawing on Jason’s experience as a commercial serviceman -- serving restaurants across Northeast Ohio and Michigan. cleveland, "Ol’Chefskis, 2018 Best Barbecue winner, opens brick and mortar location in Aurora (photos, video)," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of serviceman

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Feb 2021

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“Serviceman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of serviceman

: a man who is a member of the military


ser·​vice·​man | \ ˈsər-vəs-ˌman How to pronounce serviceman (audio) \
plural servicemen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of serviceman

: a man who is a member of the armed forces

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