ghost car

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ghost car (plural ghost cars)

  1. (Canada) An unmarked police car or an unmarked vehicle used as a decoy by police.
    • 1984 Oct. 10, "Curbing Metro's auto ripoffs," Toronto Star, p. A18:
      The committee is asking Metro Council to tack new restrictions onto Metro licences, including . . . an expanded ghost car program.
    • 2007 July 13, Eliza Barlow, "Police pursuit called off," Edmonton Sun (Alberta) (retrieved 28 Feb 2008):
      Officers in a ghost car were doing speed enforcement near 82 Street and 132 Avenue when a white 1995 Ford Contour sped by.