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all-points bulletin

Syllabification: all-points bul·le·tin
(abbreviation: APB)

Definition of all-points bulletin in English:

noun

A radio message sent to every officer in a police force giving details of a suspected criminal or stolen vehicle.
Example sentences
  • Well, you know, they kept saying he's not a suspect, not a suspect, but I've never seen a simple witness being searched for with overhead helicopters, and all-points bulletins, the way they were looking for him yesterday.
  • Then, just to be sure nobody missed the point, the USGA sent out an all-points bulletin conveying the same message.
  • The FBI Director has vowed to make the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System - used for sending messages similar to an all-points bulletin - less slow and cumbersome.

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