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serviceman

[sur-vis-man, -muh n] /ˈsɜr vɪsˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural servicemen
[sur-vis-men, -muh n] /ˈsɜr vɪsˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a member of the armed forces of a country.
2.
a person whose occupation is to maintain or repair equipment:
a television serviceman.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; service1 + man1
Usage note
See -man.
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Examples from the web for serviceman
  • Its objective is to aid the serviceman or veteran and his family, including those who are hospitalized.
  • After arriving at the service center, the serviceman informed me that along with having my tires installed and balanced.
British Dictionary definitions for serviceman

serviceman

/ˈsɜːvɪsˌmæn; -mən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
Also called (feminine) servicewoman. a person who serves in the armed services of a country
2.
a man employed to service and maintain equipment
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Word Origin and History for serviceman
n.

1899, from service (n.) + man (n.).

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