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