radio car

noun

: an automobile equipped with radio communication

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The shootings immediately called to mind the assassinations of two officers in 2014, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were sitting in their radio car when a gunman approached and opened fire. New York Times, 22 Jan. 2022 Faster than a hot-rodder can shift into high gear, there were four paddy wagons, five radio cars and four tactical squads — 40 men altogether — converging on the dragsters. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio car was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Radio car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radio%20car. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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