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scout car

noun

  1. a fast, lightly-armored military vehicle equipped with guns and used chiefly for reconnaissance.


scout car

noun

  1. a fast lightly armoured vehicle used for reconnaissance


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Word History and Origins

Origin of scout car1

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45

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Example Sentences

And it was a little tike of a Boy Scout, in my grey scout car, who did it—and that without orders!

Seated beside Jack, therefore, under the protective hood of the scout car, was little Tom Binns.

"Signal that he was watching a grey scout car of the Red army, going north," said Jack, with a laugh.

Behind it, after a stunned moment of surprise and silent inaction, thundered the other car, a scout car of the Blue army.

Jack had led the hostile scout car into the most hopeless sort of a trap.

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