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gen·darme

 (zhän′därm′, zhäN′därm′)
n.
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 ; see de-) + armes, pl. of arme, weapon; see arm2.]

gendarme

(ˈʒɒndɑːm; French ʒɑ̃darm)
n
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]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gendarme - a French policemangendarme - a French policeman      
gendarmerie, gendarmery - French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"

gendarme

noun
Slang. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
Translations
zsandár

gendarme

[ˈʒɑ̃ːndɑːm] Ngendarme mf

gendarme

[ˈʒɒndɑːrm] ngendarme m

gendarme

[ˈʒɒndɑːm] n (French policeman) → gendarme m inv
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"What would you have, captain?" said one gendarme. "The warbler has fled, and the bat remains."
Letellier cast his eyes around him, and seeing the black and meager clerk with the scowling brow, scribbling away in his office, he preferred him to the best gendarme for the execution of this design.
But, at the chateau, a gendarme placed in the vestibule denied us admission up the staircase of the first floor.
In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes' horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte.
Here I mostly live, and here I shall certainly die, if the gendarmes ever track me here.
"A rescue!" cried Muscari, springing to his feet and waving his hat; "the gendarmes are on them!
I may tell you without offence of a way in which you will do more good than by helping the gendarmes, who are bound to break through in any case.
The ante-chamber was full of police agents and gendarmes, in the midst of whom, carefully watched, but calm and smiling, stood the prisoner.
This is why - because in Corsica your dead will not leave you alone - Dominic's brother had to go into the MAQUIS, into the bush on the wild mountain-side, to dodge the gendarmes for the insignificant remainder of his life, and Dominic had charge of his nephew with a mission to make a man of him.
She fancied the gendarmes entering the house, saying to her: "We want your daughter; give her up:" the gendarmes with the severe, hard faces of men on duty.
"You know very well that I have but to lift my finger and the gendarmes will be here.