Definition of serviceman in English:

serviceman

noun

  • 1A man serving in the armed forces.

    • ‘Does she not realise when we remember our fallen heroes it's not just those from the two world wars but every single serviceman and woman who has fallen during active service since then?’
    • ‘At the war's end the islands were among the most fortified places in the world, with one German serviceman for every three islanders.’
    • ‘Vinson, the son of a retired Air Force serviceman, was able to draw from a rich set of life experiences, including time spent living overseas, and a strong educational background to become a scholar.’
    • ‘I personally regard the life of every serviceman and woman as special and very important.’
    • ‘As a result of the investigation, one Special Forces serviceman was charged with kicking a dead body.’
    • ‘Resident Tony, a former Royal Navy serviceman, said: ‘The new hostel is very good accommodation.’’
    • ‘Four US Army troops, one US Air Force serviceman and a New Zealand officer died in Monday's incident.’
    • ‘Here's a story of one American serviceman involved in the effort.’
    • ‘After my tour, I served an additional four years as a National Guard serviceman in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.’
    • ‘But the general logic of this process should be clear to one and all, since the funding of the military establishment affects every serviceman and every military pensioner.’
    • ‘But he returned home a disgruntled 27-year-old serviceman, and became a leading voice in the protest group Vietnam Veterans Against the War.’
    • ‘Harris, with whom Tedder clashed more than once, thought Tedder had one of the most brilliant minds of any serviceman.’
    • ‘Under the military's strict disciplinary code, any serviceman or woman found to have taken drugs faces immediate discharge.’
    • ‘If we talk about an integrated rear service, it should exist not only at the top but go down the entire command chain, reaching each individual serviceman, regardless of his departmental affiliation.’
    • ‘The appropriate social control secures the order of and framework for the activities of each serviceman, thus achieving the stability of the armed forces social structure.’
    • ‘Still, he, another local World War II serviceman, the late Harry Fox, and their new wives were fêted by the Seward congregation with a joint wedding shower.’
    • ‘Another U.S. serviceman died when he apparently fell out of a helicopter as it was fired on by a rocket-propelled grenade.’
    • ‘He believed every serviceman who survived the war came back a hero.’
    • ‘Wilson asked a tough but fair question; however, for any U.S. serviceman who's ever been to war, this was hardly surprising.’
    fighter, serviceman, servicewoman, fighting man, fighting woman, comrade-in-arms, warrior, trooper
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  • 2A person providing maintenance on machinery, especially domestic machinery.

    • ‘Eighty-five-year-old pensioner Lex Morris took exception to his treatment by an electricity line maintenance serviceman, but is galled to find there is no way to stop him entering his Glanmire Road property.’
    • ‘His servicemen are all carefully trained by DeLaval engineers and accredited to a very high standard.’
    • ‘At the information stall, it was raised that the machine servicemen were still working.’
    • ‘One of the ramp workers worked as a line serviceman for Signature Flight Support.’

Pronunciation:

serviceman

/ˈsərvəsˌman//ˈsərvəsˌmən/