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panda car

n. Chiefly British
A police cruiser.

[From a similarity of color tone distribution.]

panda car

n
Brit a police patrol car, esp a blue and white one
[C20: so called because it was originally white with black or blue markings, supposedly resembling the markings of the giant panda]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panda car - a police cruiserpanda car - a police cruiser      
cruiser, patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car - a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
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panda car

n (Brit) → (Funk)streifenwagen m

panda car

n (Brit) → auto f della poliziapantera
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