squad car

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squad car (plural squad cars)

  1. (chiefly US) A police car.
    • 1922, "Loses All his Nine Lives: Bonny, Police Mascot and Champion, Crushed by Car," New York Times, 24 Jul., p. 16,
      Yesterday he was sleeping in his accustomed place beneath the strong arm squad car. A new driver was on duty and he failed to look underneath.
    • 2008, 2 officers, 3 others hurt when van hits Chicago squad car," ChicagoTribune.com, 3 Jun. (retrieved 23 June 2008),
      Five people were injured, including two Chicago police officers, when a squad car collided with a minivan while responding to an emergency call.