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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.
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