Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “all-points bulletin”

all-points bulletin

noun [C] uk   /ˌɔːl.pɔɪntsˈbʊl.ə.tɪn/ us    /ˌɑːl.pɔɪntsˈbʊl.ə.t̬ɪn/ ( abbreviation APB) US
a radio message about a person or vehicle that the police are looking for, sent to all the police officers who work in a particular area: The Palm Springs police most likely have an all-points bulletin out on her right now.
(Definition of all-points bulletin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of all-points bulletin?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More