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English definition of “Scotland Yard”

Scotland Yard

noun [+ sing/pl verb]     /ˌskɒt.ləndˈjɑːd/ US  /ˌskɑːt.ləndˈjɑːrd/
the main office of the London police force, or the officers who work there, especially those involved in solving serious crimes: Scotland Yard have/has been called in to investigate the murder.The police generally
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