Part of speech: noun

One who patrols, as a policeman assigned to a beat, or an inspector who traverses a line of electric wires.

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Usage examples "patrolman":

  1. The patrolman pushed the door open. - "The Ultroom Error", Gerald Allan Sohl.
  2. March 6, 1912. The investigator witnessed X 69 in conversation with a patrolman. - "Commercialized Prostitution in New York City", George Jackson Kneeland.
  3. " I guess," the Patrolman said. - "Brain Twister", Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer.