Meaning of “all-points bulletin” in the English Dictionary

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"all-points bulletin" in British English

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all-points bulletinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɔːl.pɔɪnts ˈbʊl.ə.tɪn/ us /ˌɑːl.pɔɪnts ˈbʊl.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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)