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English definition of “all-points bulletin”

all-points bulletin

noun [C]     /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.
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