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patrolman

noun [C] uk   /pəˈtrəʊl.mən/ us    /-ˈtroʊl-/
US a police officer who regularly walks or drives around an area in order to prevent or deal with crimePeople who work for the police service UK old-fashioned a person who works for an organization of car owners and drives to any of its members to help them if their car stops workingEmergency services in general
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