- police headquarters for a particular district, from which police officers are dispatched and to which persons under arrest are brought.
Origin of police station
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called station house.
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Examples from the Web for police station
I shall be either at the house or in the police-station all day.'
"I think I'll go round to the police-station," said his father when breakfast was over.Howards End
E. M. Forster
I'll go no further with you—there's a police-station where I had trouble once.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
Jimmy's head just buzzed with thoughts as he ran to the police-station.
"Down at the police-station—the superintendent has them," answered the detective.The Borough Treasurer
Joseph Smith Fletcher
- the office or headquarters of the police force of a district
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