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Q: 10-4 definition ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: 10-4 definition
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: zeker-ga
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Posted: 05 Mar 2003 15:17 PST
Expires: 04 Apr 2003 15:17 PST
Question ID: 172344
what does "10-4" mean in the movie "all the kings men" as said by
broderick crawford?
Subject: Re: 10-4 definition
Answered By: mathtalk-ga on 05 Mar 2003 17:33 PST
Hi, zeker-ga:

The phrase "10-4" is an old two-way radio code for "okay, message received".

This basic form of acknowledgement has wide currency in Citizens Band (CB) 
radio.  See here:

Let me know if further clarification is desired.

regards, mathtalk

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Subject: Re: 10-4 definition
From: liner-ga on 06 Mar 2003 08:17 PST
While the answer is absolutely correct regarding the "10-4" part, I
think that you might be thinking about Broderick Crawford in the TV
series "Highway Patrol" where he would stand outside his car and bury
the radio mike in his hand while growling "10-4" to all the radio

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