flying squad


noun

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.

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Origin of flying squad

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for flying squad

flying squad

noun

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