all-points bulletin

[ awl-points ]
/ ˈɔlˌpɔɪnts /

noun

a broadcast alert from one police station to all others in an area, state, etc., as with instructions to arrest a particular suspect or suspects. Abbreviation: APB

Nearby words

  1. all-ordinaries index,
  2. all-out,
  3. all-over,
  4. all-overs,
  5. all-pass,
  6. all-powerful,
  7. all-purpose,
  8. all-right,
  9. all-round,
  10. all-rounder

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British Dictionary definitions for all-points bulletin

all-points bulletin

noun

(in the US) an alert broadcast to all police officers within an area, instructing the arrest of a suspect
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