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1. A member of the French national police organization constituting a branch of the armed forces with responsibility for general law enforcement.
2. Slang A police officer.
3. A subsidiary pinnacle on a steep mountain ridge.
[French, from Old French gent d'armes, gendarme, sing. of gens d'armes, mounted soldiers, men-at-arms : gens, people, men (from Latin gentēs, pl. of gēns, clan; see genə- in Indo-European roots) + de, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + armes, pl. of arme, weapon; see arm2.]
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gendarme(ˈʒɒndɑːm; French ʒɑ̃darm)
1. (Military) a member of the police force in France or in countries formerly influenced or controlled by France
2. (Law) a slang word for a policeman
3. (Geological Science) a sharp pinnacle of rock on a mountain ridge, esp in the Alps
[C16: from French, from gens d'armes people of arms]
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gen•darme(ˈʒɑn dɑrm; Fr. ʒɑ̃ˈdarm)
n., pl. -darmes (-dɑrmz; Fr. -ˈdarm)
1. a police officer in any of several European countries, esp. in France.
2. a soldier, esp. in France, serving in an army group acting as armed police with authority over civilians.
[1540–50; < Middle French, earlier gens d'armes, alter. of gent d'armes people at arms]
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gendarme[ˈʒɑ̃ːndɑːm] N → gendarme mf
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gendarme[ˈʒɒndɑːrm] n → gendarme m
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gendarme[ˈʒɒndɑːm] n (French policeman) → gendarme m inv
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