inspector noun

1 official who inspects sth

ADJ. chief, principal | deputy | local | independent | official | government, ministry, RSPCA, UN/United Nations, etc. | building, factory, (health and) safety, planning, (public) health, school, tax, ticket, weapons UN weapons inspectors

VERB + INSPECTOR call in The school inspectors were called in.

INSPECTOR + VERB be in charge of sth the inspector in charge of producing the report | look at sth | report (on) sth

PREP. ~ of an inspector of prisons > Note at JOB

2 police officer

ADJ. police | Chief, detective

PHRASES the rank of inspector