WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
gen•darme /ˈʒɑndɑrm, -ˈdɑrm/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    Governmenta police officer in some European countries, esp. France.

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gendarme /ˈʒɒndɑːm; French: ʒɑ̃darm/ n
  1. a member of the police force in France or in countries formerly influenced or controlled by France
  2. a sharp pinnacle of rock on a mountain ridge, esp in the Alps
Etymology: 16th Century: from French, from gens d'armes people of arms

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