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flying squad

a trained, mobile group of police officers, business executives, labor officials, or the like, capable of performing specialized tasks whenever or wherever sent, often for use in emergencies.
Origin of flying squad
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A flying squad took care of the hotels first; they were the most likely.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The news had just been received at the headquarters of the flying squad to which Tom and Jack were attached.

  • At his approach, the shrill neigh of the Pacer bugled his troop into a flying squad.

    Wild Animals I Have Known Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for flying squad

flying squad

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