Scotland Yard


Scot·​land Yard ˌskät-lən(d)-ˈyärd How to pronounce Scotland Yard (audio)
: the detective department of the London metropolitan police

Examples of Scotland Yard in a Sentence

The case is being investigated by Scotland Yard.
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Word History


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

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scotland Yard was in 1864

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“Scotland Yard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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Scotland Yard

Scot·​land Yard ˌskät-lən(d)-ˈyärd How to pronounce Scotland Yard (audio)
: the detective division of the London area police

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