panda car

panda car
noun Etymology: from its black-and-white coloration Date: 1967 British a police patrol car

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • panda car — or panda n. [< the distinctive black and white with which such cars were painted, suggestive of the coloration of the giant PANDA] [Brit. Slang] Brit. Slang a police patrol car …   English World dictionary

  • Panda car — n BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Because it was originally painted black and white, like a panda] a small black and white police car …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • panda car — panda cars N COUNT A panda car is a police car. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • Panda car — The phrase panda car refers to a small or medium sized police car operated by British police forces. They are used for ordinary patrol work, with larger and more powerful vehicles being used for emergency response, Road Policing Unit duties and… …   Wikipedia

  • panda car — noun a police cruiser • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑cruiser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • panda car — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms panda car : singular panda car plural panda cars British informal old fashioned a small police car used in local areas …   English dictionary

  • panda car — Brit. a small patrol car used by the police. [1965 70; from its panda like coloration] * * * …   Universalium

  • Panda car — noun (C) BrE a small police car used by local police; patrol car …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • panda car — noun A black and white police car …   Wiktionary

  • panda car — noun Brit. informal a small police patrol car (originally black and white or blue and white) …   English new terms dictionary

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