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patrol wagon

noun
1.
an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners.
Also called police wagon.
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  • But she even rode off in the patrol wagon with the rest of the employs unmoved.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • I got there just as the patrol wagon left, and I came on to the station house.

    The Boy from the Ranch Frank V. Webster
  • Fanny looked and could scarcely repress a scream as she saw Uncle seated in the patrol wagon between two policemen.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
  • Thank you, Mr. Gladwin––I got to get the patrol wagon here some way.

    Officer 666 Barton W. Currie
  • A patrol wagon filled with officers was out the entire afternoon.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • In the patrol wagon McAllister had ample time for reflection.

  • At this juncture James Rowan was brought in from the patrol wagon, and searched.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • A patrol wagon rattled in the street with a great clang of its gong.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
  • Then the patrol wagon'll come for him, and they'll carry him off to the morgue like that Dago that dropped dead on our street.

  • A policeman grabbed him and he was thrown unceremoniously into a patrol wagon.

    The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto
British Dictionary definitions for patrol wagon

patrol wagon

noun
1.
(US & Austral, NZ) a police van for transporting prisoners Also called (Informal) paddy wagon, (US) police wagon
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