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  • proper n. The headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department of the London Metropolitan Police Force.

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  • n. the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London

Etymologies

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From the address, originally at Great Scotland Yard off Whitehall, then at New Scotland Yard on the Embankment, and (currently) at New Scotland Yard in Westminster.

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