chief constablenoun [ C usually singular ]uk /ˌtʃiːf ˈkʌn.stə.bəl/ us /ˌtʃiːf ˈkɑːn.stə.bəl/
Examples from literature
- The chief constable then read the statement that the prisoner had made to him.
- The chief constable was there, and as became a professed detector of crime, he examined everything minutely inside and outside the two huts, but he could not find anything suspicious about either of them.
- The evidence of the innkeeper and the waiter was a repetition of the story they had told to the chief constable on the preceding day.
- What he said and what he did was discussed about the township, and the chief constable listened to every report, expecting that some valuable information would accidentally leak out.
- When I have taken the additional step which completes my investigations, I will go to the chief constable, reconstruct the crime for him as I see it now, and ask him to take action.