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Definition of "selectman" [se•lect•man]

  • One of a board of town officers chosen annually in New England communities to manage local affairs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "selectman" in a sentence
  • "Kelly, a two-term selectman in town and former president of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party, wrote the book and had it published."
  • "But Baker's own experience in the public and private sectors - as a one-term selectman in Swampscott, as the state's top budget official, and as the chief executive of a major health insurer - muddies his critique."
  • "But the two-term selectman has struggled at one task: paying taxes."