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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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 In 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. Staff, cleveland.com, "Comment here on cleveland.com court and crime stories for Thursday, April 5, 2018," 5 Apr. 2018 In 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. azcentral, "AZ Memo: Phoenix Union board considers backing #RedForEd; Light-rail extension approved," 5 Apr. 2018 Some 15 Russian servicemen were killed in the crash, causing a tiff between Russia and Israel, which had been coordinating Syria policy. Fox News, "With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there," 19 Sep. 2018 As a result of the Israeli military’s irresponsible actions, 15 Russian servicemen died.’ —Gen. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Russia Blames Israel for Loss of Plane Shot Down by Syrian Forces," 18 Sep. 2018 Turkey is offering 4 million Turkish lira (some $770,000) for the capture of each of the eight servicemen, the news agency reported. Suzan Fraser, The Seattle Times, "Turkey, Greece stress need for dialogue," 5 Feb. 2019

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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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