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[puh-trohl-muh n] /pəˈtroʊl mən/

noun, plural patrolmen.
a police officer who is assigned to a specific district, route, etc.
a person who .
noun (pl) -men
(mainly US) a man, esp a policeman, who patrols a certain area
(Brit) a man employed to patrol an area to help motorists in difficulty

“police constable on a particular beat,” 1841, from patrol (n.) + man (n.).


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