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 (dĕsk′măn′, -mən)
A man who works at a desk, especially a newspaper writer.
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n, pl -men
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who works at a desk in a workplace, esp the police sergeant in charge in a police station or a copy editor in a news office
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(ˈdɛskˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
1. a newsperson who prepares copy from information telephoned in by reporters.
2. a person who works at a desk.
usage: See -man.
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Noun1.deskman - the police sergeant on duty in a police station
police sergeant, sergeant - a lawman with the rank of sergeant
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Bhatia started his newspaper career as a reporter and deskman at The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., straight out of college in 1975, and was with the San Francisco Examiner twice, from 1976-1980 and again from 1982-1987; in his second San Francisco stint he was news editor, assistant managing editor and deputy managing editor (in his first, he was night slot while Your Humble Servant was on the night rim).
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So now Segev tells us Arendt was wrong to see Eichmann as a mere paper-pushing deskman but uses the fraudulence of her theory to reprove Wiesenthal for an alleged failure to see Eichmann's anti-Semitic "ferocity." Somehow I doubt Segev's claim to see Eichmann's nature more clearly than Wiesenthal.
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The Castle label is marking the occasion with a massive retrospective of his work, in the form of five audio releases covering a whole spectrum of sounds created by the legendary deskman.
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