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patrol wagon

an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners.
Also called police wagon. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The case had been reported by a policeman at Ninth and Locust Streets, who had called for a patrol-wagon.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • From the distance came the sound of a siren, the clanging of a patrol-wagon bell.

    The Black Star Johnston McCulley
British Dictionary definitions for patrol-wagon

patrol wagon

(US & Austral, NZ) a police van for transporting prisoners Also called (Informal) paddy wagon, (US) police wagon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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