What is a getaway car?

What is a getaway car? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A car (motor vehicle) that is left with the motor running and a driver in position while a crime is being committed so that the perpetrators may flee the scene quickly
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The robber raced off in a getaway car displaying easy-to-remember vanity license plates.
And while it has the sleek good looks of a getaway car from a Bond film, it easily doubles as a family car for schlepping the kids.
Police spent most of Friday night patrolling the area in the hope of finding the getaway car.
The dual-mast, steel-hulled ketch pulls hard against its moorings, like a getaway car revving its engine.
Two men armed with a black handgun and a driver in the gang's getaway car are being sought in connection with the blag.
Cut to a fast-paced car chase, cop cars in pursuit of suspects in a getaway car.

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