- [colloquial/familiar] coche (masculine) or furgón (masculine) celular, cuca (feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar], jaula (feminine) (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar], julia (feminine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- A short, mutton-chopped cop grabbed his sleeve and pushed him toward the open doors of a Black Maria.
- The jury comes back within five minutes, the judge dons a black cap, and the defendants commence with a thin chorus of ‘You're going home in a Black Maria.’
- On arrival at Leeds station they were met by a Black Maria which would carry them to Leeds Town Hall where the trial was to be held.
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