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n. Chiefly British
A small mobile unit, especially of motorized police, capable of moving quickly into action, as during an emergency.
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a small group of police, soldiers, etc, ready to move into action quickly
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a mobile group, as of police officers, trained and prepared to function whenever or wherever needed.
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|Noun||1.||flying squad - a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies|
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