Scotland Yard

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

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 and Etymology of scotland yard

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


First Known Use: 1864


SCOTLAND YARD Defined for English Language Learners

Scotland Yard

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

Definition of Scotland Yard for English Language Learners

  • : the detective department of the London police



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