Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

A police officer.

Part of speech: noun

Anciently, a high military officer.

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Usage examples "constable":

  1. The Constable was using a great deal of powder; the time seemed long to the men and women who were counting the number of reports, and there seemed no end to the noise. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. What does it all mean, Mrs Constable? - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.
  3. The constable instantly pulled out- not a pistol, but a small piece of paper, and said, " I take him in the name of the States." - "A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America", S. A. Ferrall.