patrol wagon


noun

an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners.

Nearby words

  1. patrocliny,
  2. patroclus,
  3. patrol,
  4. patrol car,
  5. patrol torpedo boat,
  6. patrolman,
  7. patrologic,
  8. patrologist,
  9. patrology,
  10. patrolwoman

Also called police wagon.

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Examples from the Web for patrol wagon

  • 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

noun

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