panda car


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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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The panda car followed me all the way home and the policeman sauntered over.
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In fact the emergency services - one panda car - would have simply driven past it.
This was his first shift as a fully-fledged police officer, and he was out in the panda car with Big Alec, the most grizzled, battle-hardened cop on the force.
After Joe's uniform goes missing Geoff admits his Panda car was stolen the day before, leading George to suspect an old adversary of deliberately strring up trouble.
But it was there - in Grand Avenue on January 19 - that he attempted to drive into police officers, collided deliberately with a panda car, then hit the 19-stone pedestrian.
Investigators discovered the scam when an officer complained he hadn't been able to buy his favourite panda car.
Heartbeat was quirky when it first came about, but getting on for two decades later, we think they should park their panda car permanently.
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