Scotland Yard

noun
Scot·​land Yard | \ ˌskät-lən(d)-ˈyärd How to pronounce Scotland Yard (audio) \

Definition of Scotland Yard

: the detective department of the London metropolitan police

Examples of Scotland Yard in a Sentence

The case is being investigated by Scotland Yard.

First Known Use of Scotland Yard

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scotland Yard

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

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The first known use of Scotland Yard was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Scotland Yard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scotland%20Yard. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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Scotland Yard

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English Language Learners Definition of Scotland Yard

: the detective department of the London police

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