ten-twenty

or 10-20

[ten-twen-tee, ‐twuhn‐]
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noun Slang.

location: My ten-twenty is State Street and Second Avenue.

Nearby words

  1. ten-four,
  2. ten-gallon hat,
  3. ten-speed,
  4. ten-spot,
  5. ten-strike,
  6. ten-weeks stock,
  7. ten-wheeler,
  8. ten-yard rule,
  9. ten.,
  10. tena

Compare ten code.

Origin of ten-twenty

Originally meaning “advise location” in ten code

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 10-20

  • Yes, but that means ten-twenty,” he answers, “you have nearly an hour.

    Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
  • Ten-twenty in addition, you shall have, if all is done right.

    Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith