One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An ambulance or hearse.
- ‘A Coroner van, what the doctors back at the hospital used to call meat wagons, backed in neatly, and two men got out.’
- 1.1 A police van.‘several squad cars and a meat wagon were haring along Brentford High Street’
- ‘I was walking in a duffel coat and a meat wagon started driving slowly next to me with all the intimidating truncheons and so on.’
- ‘Mind you, I watched myself being pulled into a meat wagon after I protested about the Iraq war and I didn't look too bad.’
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