squad car


Definition of 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 While Soukaneh was in the squad car, Andrzejewski scoured Soukaneh’s entire vehicle, including the trunk. Nick Sibilla, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 The deputies pushed Porter against the squad car and then to the pavement while trying to handcuff her. Christopher Weber, ajc, 19 Aug. 2021 In a vacant lot behind the gas station, Cain pointed a gun at the boys, who were handcuffed in the squad car. Washington Post, 26 July 2021 Hopp refuses, picking up Garner before pinning her against the squad car. CBS News, 4 May 2021 None of them had been present when the officers were struggling with Mr. Floyd to get him into the squad car and only came upon the scene after he had already been subdued and was being restrained prone on the street. NBC News, 25 June 2021 The sergeant said officers were initially justified in using force when Floyd actively resisted arrest and refused to get into the squad car. Ray Sanchez And Aaron Cooper, CNN, 7 Apr. 2021 The crash was captured on video, showing a vehicle driving straight into the squad car, despite law enforcement blocking off two southbound lanes of Interstate 41/94 to remove the children safely. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2021 In the bodycam video released by COPA last year, officers can be seen hurriedly exiting their squad car — which appears to have had its window shot out — while one of them fires a pistol over the open door of the vehicle up the sidewalk. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of squad car

1938, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2021

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“Squad car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squad%20car. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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