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A police van for transporting prisoners.
- ‘This way, if a call was made by a patrolman and a patrol wagon was sent, the officers aboard the wagon were able to listen for the ringing alarm.’
- ‘A fortnight later the same defendant was ramming a Garda patrol wagon near Washington Street as he attempted to get away in another stolen car.’
- ‘One night, the officer, who drove the patrol wagon, came in for a short nap.’
- ‘She was among four police officers in two patrol wagons who saw the teenager riding his push bike on the morning of his accident.’
- ‘The third area of concern for transportation was the creation of the patrol wagon for use by the CPD.’
patrol wagon/pəˈtrōl ˈwaɡən/
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