Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who is a member of a police force.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the ordinary police, whose duty it usually is to patrol a certain beat for a fixed period, for the protection of property and for the arrest of offenders, and to see that the peace is kept.
  • noun In entomology, a soldier-ant.
  • noun In coal-mining, a wood or iron guard around or covering the mouth of a pit, or placed at mid-workings.
  • noun A kind of swab, used for cleaning vials, etc., made by slipping a piece of rubber tubing over the end of a glass rod.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of a body of police; a constable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of a police force, especially one who is male.
  • noun chemistry A glass rod capped at one end with rubber, used in a chemistry laboratory for gravimetric analysis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of a police force

Etymologies

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police +‎ -man

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