Definition of roundsman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈraʊn(d)zmən

noun (plural roundsmen)

  • 1British A trader’s employee who goes round delivering and taking orders: a milk roundsman
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    • A milk roundsman who canvassed his employer's customers on his last day to give their business to him thereafter was held to have broken his contract.
    • He was employed as a roundsman to drive his float round his round and to deliver milk, to collect empties and to obtain payment.
    • The roundsmen raced from house to house, arms laden with milk bottles, while the horses ambled steadily forwards.
  • 2US A police officer in charge of a patrol.
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    • What has been ‘produced’ since 1970 is a stupendous reduction that no cop or police roundsman doing Sunday morning ‘intrusions’ at the homes of the bereaved in 1970 would have thought possible.
    • The woman who lost two husbands and two sons to violent deaths has now come across another formidable foe in this legendary police roundsman.
    • Contrary to instructions, this roundsman chose to do what he was employed to do in an improper way.
  • 3Australian A journalist covering a specified subject.
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    • ABC Radio's Sydney newsroom is still without an industrial relations reporter, more than two months after its roundsman left the job.
    • Formerly the Education roundsman for The Sydney Morning Herald, he also edited the Saturday edition and co-ordinated the paper's Olympics coverage.

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