n. (pl. -men) US a policeman of the lowest rank.

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  • Patrolman — Pa*trol man, n.; pl. {Patrolmen}. One who patrols; a watchman; especially, a policeman who patrols a particular precinct of a town or city. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patrolman — index peace officer, warden Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • patrolman — (n.) police constable on a particular beat, 1879, American English, from PATROL (Cf. patrol) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • patrolman — ☆ patrolman [pə trōl′mən ] n. pl. patrolmen [pə trōl′mən] a person who patrols; esp., a police officer assigned to patrol a specific beat …   English World dictionary

  • patrolman — [[t]pətro͟ʊlmən[/t]] patrolmen 1) N COUNT A patrolman is a policeman who patrols a particular area. [AM] In Petersburg, 30 patrolmen have died violently in the past five years. 2) N COUNT A patrolman is a person employed by a motoring… …   English dictionary

  • patrolman — UK [pəˈtrəʊlmən] / US [pəˈtroʊlmən] noun [countable] Word forms patrolman : singular patrolman plural patrolmen UK [pəˈtrəʊlmən] / US [pəˈtroʊlmən] 1) American a police officer whose job is to walk or drive around a particular area 2) British… …   English dictionary

  • patrolman — noun Patrolman is used after these nouns: ↑highway …   Collocations dictionary

  • patrolman — Synonyms and related words: Argus, Charley, G man, John Law, MP, airplane spotter, bailiff, beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, captain, catchpole, chief of police, commissioner, constable, cop, deputy, deputy sheriff, detective, fed, federal, fire… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • patrolman — I patrolman, patrolwoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. policeman or woman, nightwatchman (see safety). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. police, police officer, constable; see police officer . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A member of a law …   English dictionary for students

  • patrolman — A policeman assigned to duty in patrolling a certain beat or district; also the designation of a grade or rank in the organized police force of large cities, a patrolman being generally a private in the ranks, as distinguished from sergeants,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • patrolman — noun Date: 1867 one who patrols; especially a police officer assigned to a beat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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