Here opera arias prove more effective than a s.w.a.t. team and diplomats combined at resolving an international incident.
She spent the first decade of her career in roles like “Neighbor in Alley” in s.w.a.t. or “Big Customer” in Beauty Shop.
also SWAT, 1968, acronym said to be for Special Weapons and Tactics squad or team; or Special Weapons Attack Team.
1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.
To strike; hit: He spoke up and got swatted for it (1796+)