gendarme: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (zhän'därm Fr. zhän&sylpdarm'), [key]
— pl. -darmes
- a police officer in any of several European countries, esp. a French police officer.
- a soldier, esp. in France, serving in an army group acting as armed police with authority over civilians.
- (formerly) a cavalryman in charge of a French cavalry squad.
- gendarme (Thesaurus)