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panda car

noun, British
1.
a small patrol car used by the police.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; from its panda-like coloration
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British Dictionary definitions for panda-car

panda car

noun
1.
(Brit) a police patrol car, esp a blue and white one
Word Origin
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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