noun, plural patrolmen.
a police officer who is assigned to patrol a specific district, route, etc.
a person who patrols.

1840–50, Americanism; patrol + -man

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patrolman (pəˈtrəʊlmən)
n , pl -men
1.  chiefly (US) a man, esp a policeman, who patrols a certain area
2.  (Brit) a man employed to patrol an area to help motorists in difficulty

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Example sentences
The patrolman repeated the request a couple of times before appellant complied.
Neither patrolman or bosses, are able to give you a strait answer as to what is wrong with the department.
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