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n. - An elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns.

Usage examples (35)
  • But the two-term selectman has struggled at one task: paying taxes.
  • The most important decision I have been involved in as a selectman was our decision to create the Plainville Redevelopment Authority.
  • A friend of mine is a New Hampshire "selectman," one of those municipal offices Tocqueville found so admirable.
  • "Barzilla," says Peter, "I jedge that a selectman is a sort of dwarf alderman. for more
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