Definition of meat wagon in English:

meat wagon


  • 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. 1.1 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.’