1. An arrest on a charge which one is innocent; an arrest for a petty violation which, nevertheless involves serious punishment because of a prisoner's criminal record or current parole status. 2. A report or lockup for rule violation of which one is innocent; a report for a petty offense, usually by an officer who is giving the victim buckwheats or honey. 3. A pretended arrest made by extortionists impersonating officers.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

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