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Related topics: Police, Motor vehicles
patrolmanpa‧trol‧man /pəˈtrəʊlmən $ -ˈtroʊl-/ noun (plural patrolmen /-mən/) [countable]  1 American EnglishSCP a police officer who regularly walks or drives around a particular area to try to prevent crime2 TTCsomeone employed by a car ownersassociation in Britain who goes to give help to drivers by the road
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patrolmanWhen a patrolman struck a bystander ith a billy club, the crowd began throwing objects at the police.The honest policemen were distinguished by their rank, which was seldom above patrolman.She used to be a typist and is married to a car patrolman on shift work.The Watts riot in Los Angeles in August 1965 exploded when a highway patrolman stopped an apparently intoxicated black man for speeding.The two uniformed highway patrolmen stared at him with expressionless faces.A South Carolina jury refused to convict the patrolmen.
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