Definition of selectman in English:


Syllabification: se·lect·man
Pronunciation: /səˈlektmən

noun (plural selectmen)

  • A member of the local government board of a New England town.
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    • In 1843 Levi Suydam, a 23-year-old resident of Salisbury, Connecticut, asked the town's board of selectmen to allow him to vote as a Whig in a hotly contested local election.
    • Thomas Wilmore, too, was boarded out by the selectmen of the town.
    • I was elected by my town to the board of selectmen.

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