deskman

noun
the police sergeant on duty in a police station
Hypernyms: ↑police sergeant, ↑sergeant

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\\ˈdeskˌman, -_mən\ noun (plural deskmen)
1. : a supervisor or director of operations performing his duties at a desk:
a. : an official in charge of a desk in a government department
b. : a police sergeant on duty at the desk in a police station
c. : a hotel room clerk
2. : a newsman who works primarily at a desk processing news and preparing copy

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/desk"man', -meuhn/, n., pl. deskmen /-men', -meuhn/.
1. Journalism. a member of a newspaper staff who processes news and prepares copy, usually from information telephoned in by reporters.
2. a person who works at a desk.
[1890-95; DESK + MAN1]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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