Definition of kotwal in English:

kotwal

noun

Indian
  • A police officer.

    • ‘If the Gujarat Chief Minister does, will the Hyderabad kotwal, Krishna Rao, arrest him?’
    police officer, policeman, policewoman, officer of the law, law-enforcement agent, law-enforcement officer, officer
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Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit koṭṭapāla.

Pronunciation

kotwal

/ˈkɒtwʌl/