from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A patrol wagon.
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- n. A police van for transporting prisoners.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the close wagon in which prisoners are carried to or from jail.
- a paddy wagon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. van used by police to transport prisoners
- n. a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown, but first usage is from the 1830's. (Wiktionary)