squad car


an automobile used by police officers, equipped with a radiotelephone for communicating with police headquarters.

Nearby words

  1. squab,
  2. squabble,
  3. squabby,
  4. squacco,
  5. squad,
  6. squad room,
  7. squadder,
  8. squaddie,
  9. squadoosh,
  10. squadron

Origin of squad car

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Also called cruise car, patrol car, police car.

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