scout car


Definition of scout car

1 : a military reconnaissance vehicle
2 : squad car

Examples of scout car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her scout car was parked outside the gas station, all while the FBI's cameras were rolling. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 The vehicle is designed to serve as an air-droppable scout car, collecting battlefield intel. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Mar. 2021 By the time the wagons were full, the crowd had swelled, the taunts had grown more hostile and, though police manpower was thin early Sunday, several scout cars responded to the scene. Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2018 The lights and sirens were activated in the police scout car at about 2:30 a.m. while traveling northbound on Moross, when a Chevrolet HHR broadsided the car at the Balfour intersection. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of scout car

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scout car was in 1933

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“Scout car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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