deskman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

desk +‎ man

Noun[edit]

deskman (plural deskmen)

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  1. (US, dated) A subeditor.
    • 2007 January 21, Michael Connelly, “The Overlook”, New York Times:
      His face showed his lack of confidence in the deskman.
  2. Anyone who works at a desk, as in a police station.