Scotland Yard


noun

a short street in central London, England: formerly the site of the London police headquarters, which were removed 1890 to a Thames embankment (New Scotland Yard).
the metropolitan police of London, especially the branch engaged in crime detection.

Origin of Scotland Yard

First recorded in 1860–65
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Scotland Yard


noun

the headquarters of the police force of metropolitan London, controlled directly by the British Home Office and hence having certain national responsibilitiesOfficial name: New Scotland Yard
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