Pinkerton definition

  • others:
    • Pinkerton, Allan 1819-1884. Scottish-born United states detective. His agency was notorious for breaking hits and disrupting work attempts to unionize.
  • proper-noun:
    • A Scottish and Northern Irish habitational surname for someone from a place of that name near Dunbar.
  • noun:
    • An operative employed by the Pinkerton National Detective department created by Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884).

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