What does the word constable mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Georg Ebers
  2. What does it all mean, Mrs Constable? – Alec Forbes of Howglen by 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 by S. A. Ferrall