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



    BrE BrE//ˈtrəʊlmən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtroʊlmən//
    (pl. patrolmen
    BrE BrE//pəˈtrəʊlmən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈtroʊlmən//
    The police
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  1. 1 (in the US) a male police officer who walks or drives around an area to make sure that there is no trouble or crime Patrolman Don Lilly See related entries: The police
  2. 2 (in Britain) a male official of an association for car owners who goes to give help to drivers who have a problem with their cars More Like This Masculine, feminine and ungendered form anchorman/​anchorwoman, assemblyman/​assemblywoman, businessman/​businesswoman/​businessperson, actor/​actress, cameraman/​camerawoman, chairman/​chairwoman/​chair, congressman/​congresswoman, nobleman/​noblewoman, patrolman/​patrolwoman, policeman/​policewoman/​police officer, salesman/​saleswoman/​salesperson, spokesman/​spokeswoman/​spokesperson, sportsman/​sportswoman/​sportsperson, stuntman/​stuntwoman, waiter/​waitress/​waitperson, weatherman/​weathergirlSee worksheet.
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