flying squad


noun
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1925–30

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How to use flying squad in a sentence

  • 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
  • A flying squad took care of the hotels first; they were the most likely.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... | Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for flying squad

flying squad

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

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