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patrolman

[puh-trohl-muh n] /pəˈtroʊl mən/
noun, plural patrolmen.
1.
a police officer who is assigned to patrol a specific district, route, etc.
2.
a person who patrols.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; patrol + -man
Usage note
See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for patrolmen

patrolman

/pəˈtrəʊlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(mainly 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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Word Origin and History for patrolmen

patrolman

n.

"police constable on a particular beat," 1841, from patrol (n.) + man (n.).

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