Amber Alert

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Amber Alert

n.
A message that conveys information about a recently missing or abducted person, usually displayed on electronic signs positioned along roadways and broadcast especially by radio, intended to enlist the public's help in finding the abducted person and often in catching the abductor.

[After Amber Hagerman (1986-1996), American child kidnapped and murdered in Texas.]

Amber alert

n
(Law) US and Canadian a notification to the general public, such as by commercial radio or electronic traffic-condition signs, regarding an abduction of a child
[C20: named after Amber Hagerman, a child who was abducted and murdered in 1996 in Arlington, Texas]
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