catchpole definition

  • noun:
    • A sheriff's officer, especially one who arrests debtors.
    • A taxman, a person who gathers taxes.
    • A sheriff’s officer, usually one who arrests debtors.
    • An implement formerly used for seizing and securing a man who would otherwise be out of reach.
    • See catchpoll.
    • An implement previously used for seizing and securing a person who does usually be out of reach.
    • the overall game of playing tennis.

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