detective

Part of speech: adjective

Skilled in or employed for detection; belonging to detectives.

Part of speech: noun

One employed to ferret out crime and capture criminals.

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Usage examples "detective":

  1. You are not making any sort of detective investigation? - "Murder in the Gunroom", Henry Beam Piper.
  2. However if it must be- For the first time in my life I walked side by side with a detective. - "An Amiable Charlatan", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  3. I was watching that fellow, the detective Falfani, when his lordship came upon the scene. - "The Passenger from Calais", Arthur Griffiths.