scout car

noun
a fast, lightly-armored military vehicle equipped with guns and used chiefly for reconnaissance.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism

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scout car
 
n
a fast lightly armoured vehicle used for reconnaissance

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Example sentences
The officer will then return to his or her scout car to run some computer checks.
He was placed in custody and escorted to the scout car.
Instead, the suspect began throwing knives at the officer, who was still sitting behind the wheel of his scout car.
At this point, our scout car rode ahead, but didn't return.
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