patrol wagon


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patrol wagon

n.
A van used by police for taking suspects into custody.

patrol wagon

n
(Law) US and Austral and NZ a police van for transporting prisoners. Also called: paddy wagon (informal) or police wagon (US)

pad′dy wag`on


n.
an enclosed truck used by the police to transport prisoners.
[1925–30; probably paddy policeman, generic use of Paddy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patrol wagon - van used by police to transport prisonerspatrol wagon - van used by police to transport prisoners
van - a truck with an enclosed cargo space
Translations

patrol wagon

n (Am) → (furgone m) cellulare
References in classic literature ?
In the end, by their sheer weight, they choked the breath out of him, and then they carried him to the company police station, where he lay still until they had summoned a patrol wagon to take him away.
While down Pine street, gongs clanging, horses at a gallop, came three patrol wagons packed with police.
Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon on Sunday moments after he appeared at a rally to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March, Reuters reported.
Tenders are invited for Delivery of 1 piece of the car in the police version marked for the purpose of PATROL WAGON
When they wanted to transport those drunkards, or any other suspect, the process of dragging the horse over from the barn to hook it up to the patrol wagon certainly didn't result in the prompt response city dwellers came to expect in the 20th century.
Having kept the offender under direct observation, the arresting officer called for a patrol wagon.
Irish men were rounded up and placed in the police patrol wagon when a show of power was needed by the police.
The patrol wagon was not equipped with a wheelchair lift or wheelchair restraints, which meant that Gorman had to be placed in the patrol wagon without the benefit of his wheelchair.
I immediately ran to the wide-open front door, Our son where I was shocked by a cacophony of sounds and a blur of sights - the flashing lights of Arlington County Police cars, a patrol wagon, the crackling sounds of police radios, and seemingly dozens of policemen in my front yard and on the road.
Part 2 a 150-car pc police patrol wagon use (cars per capita state of 7 categories);
Carry your mouthful to the edge of the walk and carefully deposit it on the stone paving or in the gutter, or a policeman may grab you by the collar and ring for the patrol wagon.
Slang: Irishman; policeman, cop''; hence ``paddy wagon'': policeman's patrol wagon.