Entry from US English dictionary
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.
- The third area of concern for transportation was the creation of the patrol wagon for use by the CPD.
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Syllabification: pa·trol wag·on
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