An inspector is someone who looks into, observes, and examines things — it's also a word for a detective.

The government employs many inspectors — an inspector has to check out the kitchen of a restaurant to see if they're following the rules for cleanliness. Hospitals need to let inspectors check things out, to make sure conditions are safe. Many types of business have inspectors — especially if there's a health concern. An inspector observes things carefully — an inspector checks things out.

Definitions of inspector

n an investigator who observes carefully

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bank examiner
an examiner appointed to audit the accounts of banks in a given jurisdiction
one who checks the correctness of something
scrutiniser, scrutinizer
a careful examiner; someone who inspects with great care
canvasser, scrutineer
someone who examines votes at an election
Type of:
someone who investigates

n a high ranking police officer

Type of:
officer, police officer, policeman
a member of a police force

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