Bow Street runner

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Bow Street runner

(bəʊ)
n
(Historical Terms) (in Britain from 1749 to 1829) an officer at Bow Street magistrates' court, London, whose duty was to pursue and arrest criminals
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Bow Street runner

n (Brit, Hist) → Büttel m (der offiziellen Detektei in der Londoner Bow Street)
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'The Bow Street officers, sir,' replied Brittles, taking up a candle; 'me and Mr.