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Definition of placeman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

placeman

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpleɪsmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪsmən//
 
(pl. placemen
BrE BrE//ˈpleɪsmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪsmən//
 
)
(British English, disapproving)
 
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a person who is given an official position as a reward for supporting a politician or government