flying squad

noun

Definition of flying squad

: a usually small standby group of people ready to move or act swiftly especially : a police unit formed to respond quickly in an emergency

Examples of flying squad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heart-stopping Miramar Air Show has been drawing crowds since 1953, especially for the precision flying squad of the Blue Angels. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mira Mesa: From publisher’s ranch to military housing and ethnic hotspot," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of flying squad

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Flying squad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20squad. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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flying squad

noun
fly·​ing squad

Legal Definition of flying squad

: a usually small standby group of people ready to move or act quickly especially : a police unit formed to respond quickly in an emergency

called also flying squadron

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