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police station

noun
1.
police headquarters for a particular district, from which police officers are dispatched and to which persons under arrest are brought.
Also called station house.
Origin of police station
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • Douglas, dear, you might ask them at the police station if they've got her.

    People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • You'll think I was mad—I went to the police station and told them I had committed a crime.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Then the police had come and Pincher had been taken off to the police station.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Going to the police station to make enquiries, they found the facts as stated.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • Vyner took the telegram for me, and was to call at the police station on his way back.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for police station

police station

noun
1.
the office or headquarters of the police force of a district
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