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[roundz-muh n] /ˈraʊndz mən/
noun, plural roundsmen.
a person who makes rounds, as of inspection.
British. a person who makes deliveries, as of milk or bread.
Australian. a journalist covering a specific area of interest:
a political roundsman.
a police officer who inspects the other officers on duty in a particular district.
Origin of roundsman
1785-95; round1 + 's1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The head porter, who had started after the first man, in the absence of the roundsman, had met with a similar defeat.

  • Missing his reserves, Sergeant McNally had sent the roundsman in search of them.

    Out of Mulberry Street Jacob A. Riis
  • "Then your platoon of men and your roundsman will testify to a falsehood," said the house owner.

  • "So long, Tom," answered the roundsman curtly as he slowly proceeded to resume his interrupted rounds.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • This method of obtaining work was known as the 'roundsman system'.

  • At that moment there came a sharp rap upon the door, and an officer in roundsman's uniform entered.

  • Just as we was gettin' the last of the kids loaded in for their ride up to the Home, a roundsman shows up with two cops.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • At this Sadie and Mrs. Cubbs tries to butt in, but that roundsman had a head like a choppin' block.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • One case was that of an old fellow, a veteran of the Civil War, who was at the time a roundsman.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • In your duties as a roundsman, had you noticed any unusual influx of strangers into the town?

British Dictionary definitions for roundsman


noun (pl) -men
(Brit) a person who makes rounds, as for inspection or to deliver goods
(Austral & NZ) a reporter covering a particular district or topic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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