command car


: an open armored car designed especially for military reconnaissance and capable of traveling over rough terrain

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The chief returns to his command car, gets on the radio and gives the all clear., 16 Nov. 2022 The chief returns to his command car, gets on the radio and gives the all clear. Raquel Rutledge, ProPublica, 16 Nov. 2022 Last month, the fire district installed the systems in their frontline fire engine, command car and the district’s two frontline ambulances. Taylor Hartz,, 20 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of command car was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Command car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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