n.1.A man who keeps ward; a guard.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Help finally arrived in the form of the wardsman sauntering past after his tea break.
The wardsman arrived and along with the RN, we escorted her to theatre.
Then they suggested flicking clerical duties to the shift's lone cleaner, who already doubled as wardsman, security guard and mortuary attendant.