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Scotland Yard

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

: the detective department of the London police

Full Definition of SCOTLAND YARD

:  the detective department of the London metropolitan police
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Examples of SCOTLAND YARD

  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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