from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A photograph of a person's face, especially one made for police files.
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- n. A photograph taken of the head and shoulders, often from the front and in profile, usually taken in conjunction with somebody's arrest.
- n. An unflattering photograph of a person's face.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)
THE FUGITIVE, read the headline, above a blown-up mug shot of Kevin, and Anne was thrilled.
And she'd be unable to remember if the familiarity of that face came from a chance meeting at a PTA Open Parent Night or a mug shot of a guy in and out of jail for raping eight-year-olds.
They showed Metkin going into the restaurant, then under guard, then being hustled into the Black Maria, then a mug shot of him, terror in the face.
For a moment she’d actually forgotten that he’d stored that embarrassing mug shot on his cell phone, that he knew that she’d tried to break into Warren’s house and that he’d been the one to bail her out of jail.
He tossed Kurtz's mug shot onto the table covered with laser sights and night-vision goggles.
Not much has changed since 1976—the cinder-block walls are still cold against my shoulder blades when I lean back against them; the mug shot area is tucked into a small alcove beside the pre-intake booth; the smell of industrial cleaner seeps through the air every time a detention officer opens the door to lead another man inside.