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patrol wagon

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  1. an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners.
Also called police wagon.
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Examples from the Web for patrol wagon

Historical Examples

  • The case had been reported by a policeman at Ninth and Locust Streets, who had called for a patrol-wagon.

    Tales From Bohemia

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • From the distance came the sound of a siren, the clanging of a patrol-wagon bell.

    The Black Star

    Johnston McCulley

British Dictionary definitions for patrol wagon

patrol wagon

  1. US, Australian and NZ a police van for transporting prisonersAlso called: (Informal) paddy wagon, (US) police wagon
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