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scout car

noun
1.
a fast, lightly-armored military vehicle equipped with guns and used chiefly for reconnaissance.
Origin of scout car
1940-1945
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45
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  • He is tonight in Amiens on official business and has with him only his scout car and its driver.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • At dawn he is to go direct to Bouzincourt in his scout car and there meet his ambulances.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • Seated beside Jack, therefore, under the protective hood of the scout car, was little Tom Binns.

    The Boy Scout Automobilists Robert Maitland
  • Behind it, after a stunned moment of surprise and silent inaction, thundered the other car, a scout car of the Blue army.

    The Boy Scout Automobilists Robert Maitland
British Dictionary definitions for scout car

scout car

noun
1.
a fast lightly armoured vehicle used for reconnaissance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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