from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See squad car.
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- n. A police car used in a police officer's everyday duties or to respond to emergencies.
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- n. a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
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VanHorn looked up and was relieved to see a patrol car slide to the curb in front of the house.
Then some idiot cop decided to accidently drive his patrol car over the foot of a black girl, turning the peaceful powpow into all-out chaos.
I went up to the school in my patrol car and had a little talk with Mr. Mannish.
For the record, the only time I ever saw my mother smile at Buddy Wilkes was the time we saw him pulled over to the side of the rode by Officer Beaker, the red light on the patrol car spinning slowly, telling everyone who passed that Buddy had finally been caught at something.
The Scarborough PD was equipped with QED, or computer-enabled dispatch, which meant that the nearest patrol car would be immediately assigned to the house.
I saw Baker’s patrol car yaw and bounce into the driveway.
I was so absorbed in watching Ned leave, at first I thought he was talking about Ned, but then I turned and followed his pointed finger to a River Heights PD patrol car sitting across the street.