Definition of Speed cop
1. Noun. A policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists).
Generic synonyms: Officer, Police Officer, Policeman
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Speed Cop
Literary usage of Speed cop
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. On Sunset Highways: A Book of Motor Rambles in California by Thomas Dowler Murphy (1921)
"... of the frequent "speed cop" along the way. In the main it is not a "scenic route"—though one is never out of sight of the mountains. ..."
2. County and Township Government in the United States by Kirk Harold Porter (1922)
"... appointment of deputy sheriffs, and the county "speed cop" on his motorcycle is coming to be a familiar figure on the long stretches of cement highway. ..."
3. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1920)
"... twinkle, little star, O'er the speed cop's handlebar. How I wonder where you were, To see me do that forty per." When I Didn't Count the Cost By Nolen ..."
4. Southern California: Comprising the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles by Southern California Panama Expositions Commission, John Steven McGroarty, 1862-1944 (1914)
"... but for the holding of Automobile speed cop'.ests. At the opening of the speedway on September 9, 1913, before an audience of over 60000 people world's ..."
5. Supplement to the Codes and General Laws of the State of California of 1915 by California, James Henry Deering (1917)
"... which office is hereby created, who shall receive a salary of one hundred dollars per month; two speed cop deputies, which office is hereby created, ..."
6. Short Stories from Life: The 81 Prize Stories in "Life's" Shortest Story Contest by Thomas L. Masson, John Kendrick Bangs, Ralph Henry Barbour, Harry Stillwell Edwards, Lincoln Steffens, Doubleday, Page & Company, Country Life Press (1916)
""Look out for the speed-cop, bo. It's four blocks to the boneyard." Bourke swung into the driver's seat, clucked comfortably, and always obedient, ..."
7. Biennial Supplement to Kerr's Cyclopedic California Codes: Containing All by California, James Manford Kerr (1917)
"... and one motor boat deputy, which office is hereby created, who shall receive a salary of one hundred dollars per month; two speed cop ..."