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Pinkerton, Allan

Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGkərtən/
(1819–84), US detective, born in Scotland. In 1850, after having solved a series of train robberies, he established the first US private detective agency. He served as chief of the Union’s secret service during the Civil War.

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Syllabification: Pin·ker·ton, Allan

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