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APB

abbreviation (in the US)
1.
all-points bulletin
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also a.p.b., 1960, police jargon initialism for all-points bulletin, itself attested by 1953 (perhaps more in the jargon of detective novels than in actual police use).

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APB

all points bulletin
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