from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A police automobile connected by radio with headquarters. Also called cruiser, patrol car, prowl car.
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- n. A police car.
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- n. a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
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While a squad car watched over the house, I was called into three separate meetings about the screwup at Jiang An-Lo's.
A squad car was parked haphazardly against the curb, as if someone had stopped in a hurry.
Eric and June Bug sat in the squad car about two miles outside of Cat Creek, on a dirt access road that paralleled both Hepner’s Road and the old MaCready cotton fields.
Twenty-five minutes after leaving HQ—five minutes of which had been taken up dealing with security at the parking-lot entrance—Nick and Warrick’s black Tahoe pulled to a halt behind a squad car that blocked in a white 1995 Toyota Avalon.
1: 38 P.M. Robert Armstrong and a uniformed police sergeant got out of the squad car and headed through the crowds into the vast maw of the Princes Arcade with its jewelry and curio shops, camera shops and radio shops stuffed with the latest electronic miracles, that was on the ground floor of the old-fashioned, high-rise office building in Central.
Duncan followed the sidewalk around to the front of the building that faced Oglethorpe Avenue, walked past the black-and-white 1953 squad car that was parked out front like a mascot, and continued on until he reached the middle of the block, where there was a gated entrance to the Colonial Park Cemetery.
The sight of their squad car in the center of the motorcourt must have ruffled some feathers -- I saw fingers drawing back comers of curtains in several of the rooms.