squad car


: a police automobile connected with headquarters by a two-way radio

called also black-and-white, cruiser, prowl car

Examples of squad car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His squad car struck a Ford Focus, killing 18-year-old Olivia Flores. Axios Twin Cities, Axios, 10 July 2024 Shields said that after just one month on the job, she was armed with a pistol, given a squad car and allowed to conduct traffic stops by herself, despite a state law that requires trainees be supervised to exercise law enforcement powers. Robert Klemko, Washington Post, 3 July 2024 It wasn't specified if the deputy was in his squad car or outside of it. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2024 After sunrise Monday, the area was quiet despite squad cars and detectives working the scene. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for squad car 

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squad car was in 1938

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“Squad car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squad%20car. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

squad car

: a police car connected by radio with headquarters
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