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also Sher·lock  (shûr′lŏk′)
A detective.

[After Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.]


a detective
to investigate (something)
[after Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective]


(ˈʃɜr lɒk)

n. (often cap.)
1. a detective.
2. a person adept at solving mysteries, esp. by using insight and logical deduction.
[1900–05; after Sherlock Holmes, fictitious detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle]
Sher•lock′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sherlock - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationsherlock - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective, house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
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Even the heterogeneity and perseverance of my fellow Sherlockians didn't prepare me for the most compelling item in the museum, however: a simple cork bulletin board where visitors had posted handwritten personal messages and drawings for the Great Detective by the dozens, layers deep, in many different languages.
Leaving Interlaken, the Sherlockians made haste to Lake Gelmer on board the Ballenberg steam train.
This came as news to the Sherlockians, and I was invited to speak to the Sydney chapter of the Sherlock Holmes Society about the discovery.
Theatre scholars and hardcore Sherlockians will welcome the book, though they may note the omission of Anthony and Marcia Milgrom Dodge's 2002 Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror and Steven Dietz's 2007 Edgar Award-winning Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (printing schedules might have precluded mention of the latter).
So Sherlockians will appreciate the show along with others who just like a good laugh.