flying squad


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flying squad

n. Chiefly British
A small mobile unit, especially of motorized police, capable of moving quickly into action, as during an emergency.

flying squad

n
a small group of police, soldiers, etc, ready to move into action quickly

fly′ing squad`


n.
a mobile group, as of police officers, trained and prepared to function whenever or wherever needed.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying squad - a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
Translations

flying squad

n (Police) → (squadra) volante f
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