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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Soon after Thursday’s explosion, the Russian Defense Ministry said two people died and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers., "5 killed in Russian missile test explosion," 10 Aug. 2019 Several children escaped the Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas, with their lives thanks to heroic efforts of an off-duty Army serviceman. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "This Off-Duty Soldier Sprung into Action to Save Children During El Paso Shooting," 5 Aug. 2019 Alongside the touching message, the couple shared several photos of the pair meeting with servicemen and women throughout the years. Maria Pasquini,, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share Sweet Throwback Photos in Honor of Armed Forces Day," 29 June 2019 Her remarks were echoed by several servicemen and family members of the victims, who filed solemnly into the courtroom seeking justice more than a decade after the attack. Jim Mustian, USA TODAY, "Canadian citizen gets 26 years after US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack," 19 June 2019 Prince Harry helped to found the international sporting event, which allows veterans and wounded servicemen and women to compete in adaptive sports. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Celebrate a Major Milestone at the 2018 Invictus Games," 19 Oct. 2018 Patrick Adejo, who was ordained in Nigeria more than two decades ago, is a chaplain at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, a health care facility for former servicemen and women, in Columbia, Missouri. Lekan Oguntoyinbo, Quartz Africa, "African priests are now the future of the Catholic Church in the United States," 11 July 2019 There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Where active military, vets can get free food and save July 4th and throughout the year," 3 July 2019 Joined by wife Duchess Meghan, who stunned in a bespoke Givenchy dress, Prince Harry spent Thursday evening alongside his close network of military veterans, friends made from his years championing causes that help servicemen and women. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan Share Baby Joy at Event Close to Harry's Heart," 8 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of serviceman

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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