squad car

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squad car (plural squad cars)

  1. (chiefly US, Ireland) 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.
    • 2015 March 23, Ken Foy and Robin Schiller, "Garda is quizzed over squad car hit-and-run" The Herald (Dublin)
      The gardai pulled in and were helping the male driver when another vehicle ploughed into the back of the patrol car. [...] Sources said that, to the shock of the arresting gardai, it later emerged that the driver that crashed into the squad car was an officer based at a garda station close to the Border.