Meaning of Scotland Yard

Scot'land Yard'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a short street in central London, England: formerly the site of the London police headquarters, which were removed 1890 to a Thames embankment ().
  2. the metropolitan police of London, esp. the branch engaged in crime detection.
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