patrol wagon


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Recent Examples on the Web Within minutes, dozens of patrons came to watch and demand the release of the people still being kept in the patrol wagon. Noelle Zielinski,, "Stonewall 50 years later: The riot that energized Cincinnati's gay community," 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, "A driver was stopped and arrested, violently, over the color of his car. His lawsuit is finally headed to a resolution.," 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, "Parolee dies in back of Sacramento police wagon," 7 June 2018 Suddenly, the cops took off into Grant Park, clubbing the radicals and dragging them to patrol wagons. Patrick J. Buchanan, WSJ, "With Nixon in ’68: The Year America Came Apart," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of patrol wagon

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Patrol wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of patrol wagon

US : a truck that is used by the police to carry prisoners

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