Meaning of “constable” in the English Dictionary


"constable" in English

See all translations

constablenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌn.stə.bəl/ us /ˈkɑːn.stə.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • And accordingly, orders were given to the constable. 
  • In ten minutes the two constables returned, having performed their mission. 
  • Mr. Eaton sent for the constable, who advised him first to admonish him, etc., and if he could not, by the power of a master, reform him, then he should complain to the magistrate. 
  • You call a constable—an' I'll give you the nickel when you come back with him, he said. 

(Definition of “constable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"constable" in American English

See all translations

constablenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·stə·bəl/

(in the US) an official in a town or village having some of the responsibilities of a police officer

(Definition of “constable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)