HyperDic: black_maria

English > 2 senses of the expression black Maria / Black Maria:
NOUNartifactblack Maria, police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagonvan used by police to transport / transport prisoners
actBlack Maria, heartsa form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades
English > black Maria: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningvan used by police to transport / transport prisoners.
Synonymspolice van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagon
BroadervanA truck with an enclosed cargo space
Spanishcoche celular, furgón de patrulla, furgoneta policial, furgón, furgón policial, grillera, lechera
Catalanfurgoneta de la policia, furgó policial
English > Black Maria: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades.
Synonymhearts
Broaderwhist, long whist, short whistA card game for four players who form two partnerships
Spanishcorazones, Corazones
CatalanCors

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