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black Maria

noun

1 black Maria

Van used by police to transport prisoners.

synonyms: paddy wagon, patrol wagon, police van, police wagon, wagon.

Dutch: overvalwagen



2 Black Maria

A form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades.

synonym: hearts.

Dutch: harten, hartenjagen
Polish: kierki


Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

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