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prowl car

noun
1.
Origin of prowl car
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism
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  • Did the prowl car boys find any traces of it when they examined the wreckage?

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "That's the prowl car," he announced, and went over to meet it.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • When the prowl car boys got to the scene, there was no sign of anybody in the car.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It caught fire almost at once—of course the prowl car braked fast and went down the exit, after it.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He caught a down car and got out just as the first prowl car came sirening its way into the side street curb.

Slang definitions & phrases for prowl car

prowl car

noun phrase

A police squad car (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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