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.
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How to use Scotland Yard in a sentence
Hill cut a striking figure at Scotland Yard, where he wore tortoiseshell glasses and peppered his conversations with references to medieval history and Oscar Wilde.Charles Hill, who tracked down stolen masterpieces like ‘The Scream,’ dies at 73 | Harrison Smith | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
He was later promoted to detective chief inspector and, after leading the Art Squad for several years, retired from Scotland Yard in the mid-1990s.Charles Hill, who tracked down stolen masterpieces like ‘The Scream,’ dies at 73 | Harrison Smith | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
In October 2013, the Portuguese police reopened the case in Portugal, paving the way for further investigations by Scotland Yard.
This is old potatoes indeed, but Scotland Yard is taking it seriously enough to announce an investigation.Tina Brown: No, Conspiracy Theorists, Princess Diana Was Not Murdered | Tina Brown | August 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In its statement, Scotland Yard said that “a number of the addresses connected to the arrests are being searched.”Police Arrest Murdoch Deputy Rebekah Brooks and Husband | Mike Giglio | March 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It also suggests that Brooks was getting details of a phone-hacking investigation leaked to her by someone in Scotland Yard.Culture of Illegal Payments Rampant at The Sun, Says Top Cop Sue Akers | Mike Giglio | February 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As we subsequently learned, the pages were "missing" due to the negligence of Scotland Yard, and Raissi was completely exonerated.
Half a dozen men in civilian clothes eyed her as she passed through the gates; Scotland Yard, but she did not know.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
There was a telephone at the back of the editor's desk, and Lechmere promptly called up Scotland Yard in search of information.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
Truth to tell, they were officials of various grades from Scotland Yard, surely the most welcome among the wedding guests.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
If he had only been attached to Scotland Yard, what a case this would have been for him!The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
He knew that the whole complex machinery of Scotland Yard was working, and working at top speed, to implicate him in the tragedy.The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Scotland Yard
the headquarters of the police force of metropolitan London, controlled directly by the British Home Office and hence having certain national responsibilities: Official name: New Scotland Yard
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