ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-riot (audio)
: serving or intended to prevent or stop riots
anti-riot barricades
anti-riot police squads

Examples of anti-riot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suddenly, the anti-riot guard broke into the yard and closed the door. Karl Vick, TIME, 6 Oct. 2023 In the run-up to Monday’s demonstrations, several rights groups had accused police of excessive use of force and disproportionate use of tear gas in previous demonstrations, especially the BRAV-M anti-riot unit. Sammy Westfall, Washington Post, 1 May 2023 The protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial pension reform measures directly impacted the fest as protestors tried to storm the violet carpet, with anti-riot police called to maintain order. John Hopewell, Variety, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-riot was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-riot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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