Definition of councilman in US English:

councilman

nounPlural councilmen

US
  • A member of a council, especially a municipal one.

    as title ‘Councilman Gerry Richardson’
    • ‘A few years later, while still serving as a councilman, he was elected to the local water board.’
    • ‘He says that particular image was not what was important to voters in 2002 when he ran for city council at age 25 and soundly beat a former councilman.’
    • ‘One of the councilmen was locked in his office and could not open the door.’
    • ‘He is a former Cleveland councilman and school board member.’
    • ‘He was a political rival of the dead councilman.’
    • ‘As long as the mayor can maintain the loyalty of ten or more councilmen, his agenda can safely sail through the lawmaking process.’
    • ‘City councilmen said they're frustrated over delays in the negotiations.’
    • ‘I knew my grandfather quite well; he was a city councilman.’
    • ‘Surely city councilmen ought to have better (and more constitutionally permissible) things to do.’
    • ‘Although this was not intended as an endorsement by the popular Republican councilman, the media and voters perceived it as such.’
    • ‘One of our local councilmen has taken to giving interviews to anyone who will listen to express his displeasure over the new system.’
    • ‘I had to show them what an upstanding group of councilmen should do.’
    • ‘Lang had been in office, as either a councilman or mayor, for 22 years.’
    • ‘He was among the first councilmen to push for tax hikes.’
    • ‘The other councilmen whispered amongst themselves in terror.’
    • ‘Two other councilmen recounted personal stories about the mayor's openness.’
    • ‘Leading the insurgency is the town's mayor and an ambitious councilman.’
    • ‘She finally pulled him away, and quietly told him that the councilmen wished to speak with him.’
    • ‘While he hired lobbyists to help him state his case, he personally developed relationships with city councilmen and pressed for their vote commitment.’
    • ‘But suddenly, the same numbers that police officers, city councilmen, mayors, and reporters had been staring at sadly for decades became the key to solving the city's crime problems.’

Pronunciation

councilman

/ˈkounsəlmən//ˈkaʊnsəlmən/