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all-points bulletinnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɔːl.pɔɪntsˈbʊl.ə.tɪn/  us   /ˌɑːl.pɔɪntsˈbʊl.ə.t̬ɪn/ (abbreviation APB) US
a ​radiomessage about a ​person or ​vehicle that the ​police are ​looking for, ​sent to all the ​policeofficers who ​work in a ​particulararea: The Palm Springs ​police most ​likely have an all-points ​bulletin out on her ​right now.
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