police wagon


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police wagon

n
(Law) US another term for patrol wagon

pad′dy wag`on


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