prowl car

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  • prowl-car

Noun[edit]

prowl car (plural prowl cars)

  1. (US, dated, slang) A police patrol car.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 106:
      I said: ‘Let the prowl car pass up the hill. They'll think we moved over when we heard the siren.’

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