policeman
noun Date: 1801 1. a member of a police force 2. one held to resemble a policeman <
making the United States the policeman for the whole wide world — R. B. Long
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  • policeman — [ pɔlisman ] n. m. • 1834; mot angl. , de police et man « homme » ♦ Agent de police, en Grande Bretagne et dans les pays britanniques. Des policemans ou des policemen [ pɔlismɛn ]. ● policeman, policemen ou policemans nom masculin (ang …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • policeman — LÍS MEN/ s. m. agent de poliţie. (< engl. policeman) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Policeman — Po*lice man, n.; pl. {Policemen}. A member of a body of police; a constable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • policeman — index peace officer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • policeman — (n.) 1829, from POLICE (Cf. police) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • policeman — policeman, policewoman Both terms are tending to be replaced by the gender neutral term police officer. In the UK, an officer holding the rank of constable is a police constable (PC) or woman police constable (WPC) …   Modern English usage

  • policeman — (or policewoman) ► NOUN ▪ a member of a police force …   English terms dictionary

  • policeman — [pə lēs′mən, pō lēsmən; ] often [ plēsmən] n. pl. policemen [pə lēs′mən, pō lēsmən; ] often [ plēsmən] a member of a police force …   English World dictionary

  • policeman — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ senior ▪ ordinary ▪ the duties of the ordinary policeman ▪ local ▪ uniformed ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • policeman */*/ — UK [pəˈliːsmən] / US [pəˈlɪsmən] noun [countable] Word forms policeman : singular policeman plural policemen UK [pəˈliːsmən] / US [pəˈlɪsmən] a male police officer • See: sleeping policeman …   English dictionary

  • policeman —   Māka i; kaiko (rare).    ♦ To appoint as a policeman, ho omāka i.    ♦ Traffic policeman, māka i kū huina.    ♦ Policeman s club, newa, lā au māka i …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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