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police wagon

noun

patrol wagon

noun
1.
an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners.
Also called police wagon.
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  • My brother Middleton drove the police wagon: they used to call it Black Maria.

  • The constables mounted their horses and with the police wagon departed.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • Just as I reached Front Street the police wagon came hurriedly dashing down the street.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • "I just heard the ambulance and the police wagon going up the street," said Mickey.

    Hookers Richard F. Mann
  • The police wagon now backed up to the curb and the boys stepped inside followed by Captain Joe.

  • "Oh, maybe the police wagon will come and you can see it from here," added Mary, trying to do her best to aid in soothing William.

  • Then we all sat down and had some champagne, and while they were waiting for the police wagon, they gave some to poor McGuirk.

    When a Man Marries Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "Nobody left in here, Jim," he called to the other officer on the police wagon.

    The Story of a China Cat Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for police wagon

police wagon

noun
1.
(US) another term 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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