scout car


Definition of scout car

1 : a military reconnaissance vehicle

Examples of scout car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "He helped start 1967 Detroit riot, now his son struggles with the legacy," 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, "2 Detroit officers injured in crash with drunken-driving suspect," 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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“Scout car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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