patrol car


Definition of patrol car

: a police automobile connected with headquarters by a two-way radio or computer : squad car Placing an unarmed, compliant juvenile in the back of a patrol car transformed an investigatory stop into an arrest, the 9th Circuit held Aug. 24.The National Law Journal

First Known Use of patrol car

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patrol car was in 1926

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“Patrol car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of patrol car

: a car that is used by the police to patrol an area

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