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From ward +‎ -s- +‎ man.


wardsman (plural wardsmen)

  1. A man who keeps ward; a guard.
    • 1821, Sydney Smith, "Prisons", in Edinburgh Review
      Wardsmen, selected in each yard among the best of the prisoners, are very serviceable. If prisoners work, they should work in silence

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wardsman in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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