squad car


squad car
noun
a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑cruise (for: ↑cruiser)
Hypernyms: ↑car, ↑auto, ↑automobile, ↑machine, ↑motorcar
Hyponyms: ↑panda car

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noun
: an automobile used by police that is equipped with short-wave radiophone connection with headquarters — called also cruise car, prowl car

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an automobile used by police officers, equipped with a radiotelephone for communicating with police headquarters. Also called cruise car, patrol car, police car.
[1930-35, Amer.]

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squad car noun
A police car
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Main Entry:squad

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squad car UK US noun [countable] [singular squad car plural squad cars]
a car used by police officers
Thesaurus: types of carhypernym police uniforms, vehicles and equipmenthyponym

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squad car,
an automobile used by police, which is equipped with a special radio to keep in communication with headquarters; prowl car: »

They got us out of there with billy clubs swinging, bundled us into squad cars and hustled us to the police station (Maclean's).

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n. a police patrol car

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noun, pl ⋯ cars [count]

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ˈsquad car [squad car] noun
a police car

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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