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Scotland Yard

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noun Scot·land Yard \ˌskät-lən(d)-ˈyärd\

Simple Definition of Scotland Yard

  • : the detective department of the London police

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Scotland Yard

  1. :  the detective department of the London metropolitan police

Examples of scotland yard in a sentence

  1. The case is being investigated by Scotland Yard.



Origin of scotland yard

Scotland Yard, street in London, formerly the headquarters of the metropolitan police


First Known Use: 1864


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