What does black maria mean?

Definitions for black maria
məˈraɪ əblack maria

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagon, black Maria(noun)

    van used by police to transport prisoners

  2. hearts, Black Maria(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Black Maria(Noun)

    A police van for transporting prisoners.

  2. Origin: but first usage is from the 1830's.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Black Maria

    Slang for a prison van. Many years ago a negress of powerful build and strength, named Maria Lee, kept a sailor’s lodging-house at Boston. Everyone dreaded her, and she so frequently assisted the police of that day to pin down a refractory prisoner before he could be manacled that “Send for Black Maria!” became quite a common exclamation among them. Hence the earliest vehicles for the conveyance of offenders against law and order, especially since they were painted black, were named after her.

How to pronounce black maria?

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How to say black maria in sign language?

  1. blackmaria

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of black maria in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of black maria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of black maria

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