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 was put out of service just as police needed to attend another emergency call.
PC Paul McNabb was chasing a suspected attacker when he smashed his panda car into Nicholas Flavin as the OAP crossed the street in Edinburgh city centre.
I've even seen a policeman in his Panda car on an estate using his mobile.
The 27-year-old, pictured, was spooked after spotting a panda car while driving on Norton High Street - probably because he legally wasn't supposed to be driving.
The 64-year-old arrived for his shift in a vintage Morris Minor panda car - the classic British car used by the police when Pc Brown started out as an officer in the late 1960s.
Mark Owen, the partner of one of Mrs Sheridan's 10 grandchildren, who is helping to raise awareness of her disappearance, said the search was currently focused on her black Fiat Panda car, registration AZ5 22AP.
The car failed to stop for police and rammed into a panda car before driving off the wrong way down the road.
But consider this: whenever you witness driving madness, don't you wish the perpetrator would happen on a panda car around the next bend?
Max Boyce @ William Aston Hall, Wrexham (Friday) [bar] LIKE eating cawl from an upturned stove-pipe hat or doing bare-chested, drunken press-ups in front of a panda car full of nonplussed police officers on a Friday night, Max Boyce is as Welsh as Welsh can be.
She added: "The marked panda car, which was crewed by two male police officers from Luton, was responding to an immediate call for assistance.
The driver hit the side of the panda car, smashed into a fence and a lamppost and scraped down the side of the house, rupturing the gas pipe attached to the gable end wall.
The court heard Pc Emerson-Thomas had also rubbed tea-soaked paper towels into the face and arm of Pc Bartlett after he was handed the keys to a Panda car rather than the preferred police van which had a radio fitted.