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Black Maria

[ muh-rahy-uh ]
/ məˈraɪ ə /
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noun
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Origin of Black Maria

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for Black Maria

Black Maria
/ (məˈraɪə) /

noun
a police van for transporting prisoners
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