patrol wagon

patrol wagon
noun (C) AmE a police vehicle used to move prisoners; black maria BrE

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • patrol-wagon — patrolˈ wagon noun (N American) A prison van • • • Main Entry: ↑patrol …   Useful english dictionary

  • patrol wagon — ☆ patrol wagon n. a small, enclosed truck used by the police in transporting prisoners …   English World dictionary

  • patrol wagon — noun van used by police to transport prisoners • Syn: ↑police van, ↑police wagon, ↑paddy wagon, ↑wagon, ↑black Maria • Hypernyms: ↑van * * * noun, pl ⋯ ons [count] US : a …   Useful english dictionary

  • patrol wagon — patrol′ wag on n. paddy wagon • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • patrol wagon — noun Date: 1887 paddy wagon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • patrol wagon — an enclosed truck or van used by the police to transport prisoners. Also called police wagon. * * * …   Universalium

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  • wagon — n. 1) a station wagon (AE; BE has estate car) 2) a tea wagon (AE; BE has tea trolley) 3) (esp. AE) a paddy, patrol wagon 4) (AE) a welcome wagon ( a car sent with gifts from local merchants to a family that has just moved into a neighborhood ) 5) …   Combinatory dictionary

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