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sher·lockalso Sher·lock (shûr′lŏk′)
[After Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.]
to investigate (something)
[after Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective]
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]
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|Noun||1.||sherlock - 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