ten-twenty

or 10-20

[ ten-twen-tee, ‐twuhn‐ ]
/ ˈtɛnˈtwɛn ti, ‐ˈtwʌn‐ /

noun Slang.

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

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Origin of ten-twenty

Originally meaning “advise location” in ten code
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Example sentences 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