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policeman

Definitions of policeman
  1. noun
    a member of a police force
    synonyms: officer, police officer
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    Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria
    Soviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin; was executed by his associates in the power struggle following Stalin's death (1899-1953)
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    bobby
    an informal term for a British policeman
    bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig
    uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
    captain, police captain, police chief
    a policeman in charge of a precinct
    constable, police constable
    a police officer of the lowest rank
    detective, investigator, police detective, tec
    a police officer who investigates crimes
    gendarme
    a French policeman
    inspector
    a high ranking police officer
    motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, speed cop
    a policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists)
    police matron, policewoman
    a woman policeman
    Mountie
    colloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    shoofly
    an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
    traffic cop
    a policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic
    trooper
    a mounted policeman
    state trooper, trooper
    a state police officer
    Chief Constable
    the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
    crossing guard
    someone who helps people (especially children) at a traffic crossing
    dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw
    someone who is a detective
    meter maid
    policewoman who is assigned to write parking tickets
    plainclothesman
    a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty
    pointsman
    a policeman stationed at an intersection to direct traffic
    tracer
    an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
    type of:
    law officer, lawman, peace officer
    an officer of the law
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