flying squad

  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

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby flying squad Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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

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

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