from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who is a member of a police force.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a police force, especially one who is male.
- n. A glass rod capped at one end with rubber, used in a chemistry laboratory for gravimetric analysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of a body of police; a constable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. In entomology, a soldier-ant.
- n. In coal-mining, a wood or iron guard around or covering the mouth of a pit, or placed at mid-workings.
- n. A kind of swab, used for cleaning vials, etc., made by slipping a piece of rubber tubing over the end of a glass rod.
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- n. a member of a police force
i have a story that is slightly similar (only without the abduction part). when i was sixteen, a london policeman became very enamored of me when i was staying at my grandparents, and so decided to find out where i lived (80 miles from London) and stalk me each day after school. he was a *policeman* for chrissakes. (and 32, EWWW).
Calm, confident collected — and ready to admit to any traffic offense because the policeman is a good policeman who is doing a good job and would not lie or be mistaken about anything.
In this context (your response, Mr. Voice), do you imply that "policeman" is not?
There are two main protagonists, both outsiders as far as the Establishment is concerned - one is a professional policeman from the 'working' classes; and the other, of a socially higher class, is a woman.
As for civilians, I recommend that they carry a gun because a policeman is too heavy.
The purpose of the statistical policeman is to separate the true positives from the false ones.
I stand for justice done on BOTH sides and if the policeman is found guilty of assault, I will accept that wholeheartedly.
The policeman is not a policeman, he is a protester dressed as a policeman trying to make the police look bad?
Both believe that Brano Sev, their enigmatic superior and himself a career secret policeman, is keeping them in the dark both about the details of the case and all its players and about the true motives of their investigation, but they cant figure out why.
When the hero receives a critical assist from the kindly reservation police chief, the text offers a quick aside that the policeman is so strong because he's "a lean-meat and veggies man."