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hit squad

noun, Slang.
a team of hit men, as one organized for the purpose of assassinating a political figure.
a group of political terrorists.
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First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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hit squad

noun phrase

A group of assassins, severe critics, ''hatchet men,'' etc: Andre´ Breton commanded and organized literary hit squads, practicing intimidation in the name of Surrealist dogma (1976+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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