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traffic cop

noun, Informal.
a police officer who directs the flow of traffic, usually at an intersection.
Origin of traffic cop
1910-15, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for traffic cop

traffic cop

(informal) a policeman who supervises road traffic
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