serviceman

noun
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

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The court’s majority coalesced around the specific history of the Peace Cross, which bears the names of 49 servicemen from Prince George’s County, Md., who died in World War I. The cross obviously represented Christianity, the court said. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Rules That 40-Foot Cross Can Remain on Public Land," 20 June 2019 The Texas serves as a memorial to the service and sacrifice of the servicemen of Texas and our nation. Dr. Brian Babin, Houston Chronicle, "Op-Ed: Save the USS Texas," 5 June 2019 Eligible parties include Utah residents or active-duty military servicemen and women assigned to a permanent duty station within the state who are over the age of 21. Fox News, "Utah to hold drawing for chance to purchase rare bourbon," 26 June 2019 The color guard in a parade makes tears roll down my cheeks and of course, videos of servicemen and women coming home and surprising their children is a big-choke-up. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al.com, "Defend yourself with a proper hankie," 4 June 2019 The Pentagon has also exhumed the remains of 35 servicemen from the USS West Virginia from Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Washington Post, "Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during one last visit," 21 June 2018 Richard Stack, who currently serves as a Company Commander of Spencer's former unit, said the ceremony was an opportunity to honor the servicemen and servicewomen who came before him. CBS News, "Last survivor of World War II unit fulfills its whiskey pact," 3 July 2018 In 1967, 34 American servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship in the Mediterranean Sea. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 9, 1967: Israeli attack hits U.S. Ship," 9 June 2018 In 1967, during the six-day Middle East war, 34 American servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship in the Mediterranean Sea. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of serviceman

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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serviceman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of serviceman

: a man who is a member of the military

serviceman

noun
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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