patrol car

noun
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

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


Learn More about patrol car

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of patrol car


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