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panda car

noun British.
a small patrol car used by the police.

Origin:
1965–70; from its panda-like coloration

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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]

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