bear cage(redirected from bear cages)
A police station. Likely related to highway patrol officers being called "bear," a possible reference to Smokey the Bear (a cartoon character who wears a hat similar to those sometimes worn by the highway patrol). Well, I had to go down to the bear cage this morning because it seems that my son got arrested last night on his way home.
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n. a police station. (Citizens band radio.) Have you ever been in a country bear cage?
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