SWAT team


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SWAT team

 (swŏt)
n.
A unit within a police force that is trained to deal with situations of unusual danger, especially when requiring aggressive tactics or enhanced firepower, as in rescuing hostages, thwarting terrorist attacks or assassinations, and subduing heavily armed suspects.

[s(pecial) w(eapons) a(nd) t(actics).]
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Noun1.SWAT team - a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situationsSWAT team - a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situations
police squad, squad - a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
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