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 (dĕsk′măn′, -mən)
A man who works at a desk, especially a newspaper writer.


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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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