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 Peugeot 306 Panda car was found about 20 minutes later at Leyside, Willenhall.
A policeman bragged about driving a panda car while high on drugs, a court heard yesterday.
Thirty-year-old Pc Ian Godfrey died when the Panda car he was a passenger in skidded in heavy rain on to the wrong side of the road and into the path of the oncoming taxi in Clydach, south Wales, in June last year.
The victim, in his 30s, had to be cut free by firemen after the panda car hit the side of his Metro.
At 6ft 6ins PC Chris Jones, pictured left, is just too big for his panda car.
He said: "I don't want to see a panda car racing down to chase every bike, we just need a deterrent.
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.