Definition of prowl car in English:

prowl car

noun

US
  • A police squad car.

    • ‘Linked by radio to the computer, police in one prowl car simply call off a sampling of passing license numbers.’
    • ‘Dawn is breaking just as a series of prowl cars screech to a halt outside, waking the dogs and causing babies to cry.’
    • ‘Just as soon as he heard the howl of approaching prowl cars Adam settled for a conclusion.’
    • ‘If you want to know how the policemen who ride the prowl cars spend their time - if not in actuality, at least in a Hollywood film - then sit yourself down before a picture entitled ‘Between Midnight and Dawn.’’

Pronunciation:

prowl car

/ˈprou(wə)l kär/