Definition of meat wagon in English:

meat wagon


  • 1informal An 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. 1.1A police van.
      ‘several squad cars and a meat wagon were haring along Brentford High Street’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’