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squad car

an automobile used by police officers, equipped with a radiotelephone for communicating with police headquarters.
Also called cruise car, patrol car, police car.
Origin of squad car
1930-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When a police squad car came, they panicked and fled.
  • Through the bare woods, you can glimpse a whitewashed brick house with blue shutters, and an attending squad car.
  • He drove around in a squad car, responded to emergencies, and broke up a fair number of brawls.
  • Plumb never walked toward the restaurant until after she left in the squad car.
  • The reserves have also purchased and equipped a squad car and a mobile communications van.
  • He did so through the windshield of the squad car and while driving the vehicle.
  • On a dark, rainy night, a patrol officer on the midnight shift sits in his squad car.

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