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 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 Chen was the only active-duty serviceman at Agudas Achim. Sig Christenson,, "At San Antonio cemetery, Jewish veterans are remembered," 24 May 2020 On the morning of May 1, George Sherwood, a 17-year-old signalman, stood watch on the bridge as it was attacked by a kamikaze aircraft; 48 servicemen were killed or went missing, and more than a hundred others were wounded. New York Times, "I’ve Been Sounding Taps Since My Ship Was Attacked in 1945," 21 May 2020 Turkey killed dozens of Syrian troops after seven Turkish servicemen died in a Syrian attack. Henry Meyer,, "Russia Says Lives Lost in Joint Operation With Turkey in Syria," 6 May 2020

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First Known Use of serviceman

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Oct 2020

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“Serviceman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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