patrol wagon

noun

Examples of patrol wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At dawn one morning, we were awakened by the screech of a patrol wagon pulling up next to us. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 Both officers moved to handcuff the teenager, who tensed his arms and tried to resist the restraints as police moved him in front of a patrol wagon, according to the report. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2023 Within minutes, dozens of patrons came to watch and demand the release of the people still being kept in the patrol wagon. Noelle Zielinski, Cincinnati.com, 24 June 2019 Seconds later, Harris re-enters the video, limping while he's led, handcuffed, to a patrol wagon. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 June 2018 Privacy - Terms On the way, an officer using the patrol wagon's video monitoring equipment noticed that the man had stopped moving. Jordan Cutler-Tietjen, sacbee, 7 June 2018 Suddenly, the cops took off into Grant Park, clubbing the radicals and dragging them to patrol wagons. Patrick J. Buchanan, WSJ, 5 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of patrol wagon was in 1873

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“Patrol wagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patrol%20wagon. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

patrol wagon

noun
: an enclosed police truck used to carry prisoners
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