police officer

any policeman or policewoman; patrolman or patrolwoman.
a person having officer rank on a police force.


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police officer
Often (esp as form of address) shortened to: officer a member of a police force, esp a constable; policeman

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Example sentences
The bodies attract the notice of a police officer, who enters the house.
The police officer stepped into the traffic, blocking our car.
Imagine that you are a police officer in a tough neighborhood where the
  criminals are heavily armed.
Here, you can't even trust a police officer not to lie to your face.
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