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police station

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  1. police headquarters for a particular district, from which police officers are dispatched and to which persons under arrest are brought.
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Origin of police station

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called station house.
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Related Words

lockup, calaboose

Examples from the Web for police station

Historical Examples

  • I shall be either at the house or in the police-station all day.'

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893


  • "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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for police station

police station

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