squad room

noun

Definition of squad room

1 : a room in a barracks used to billet soldiers
2 : a room in a police station where members of the force assemble

Examples of squad room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the final moments, the daughter opens fire in the squad room, shooting her mother’s rapist, killer, a complicit federal agent, and an innocent nun. Lillian Brown, Vulture, "20 Law & Order: SVU Episodes That Define Benson and Stabler’s Partnership," 1 Apr. 2021 A half dozen New Jersey state troopers, in response to the July 31 teletype, filed into the squad room. Elon Green, Vulture, "When the Last Call Killer Came to Five Oaks," 24 Feb. 2021 The school’s total enrollment — 100 students — could fit into a single squad room at the Dee Events Center. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Barring hotel guests, playing Yellowstone Christian, wearing masks all part of sports’ ongoing battle with COVID-19," 14 Jan. 2021 There’s changes in the squad room, there’s changes in the DA’s office. Jessica Derschowitz, EW.com, "Law & Order: SVU boss teases what’s in store for record-breaking season 21," 25 Sep. 2019 Sadler started the account about four years ago from the perspective of Edith, an Amazon parrot that lived in the officer’s squad room for many years. Sarah Feldberg, SFChronicle.com, "@OfficerEdith is the patron saint of San Francisco animals," 16 Aug. 2019 But the movement has had broader impact, playing out in police squad rooms, jury boxes and prosecutors’ offices around the country. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly and a Change in How Prosecutors Look at Sexual Assault," 25 July 2019 Adding to Shea’s throwback vibe is the world-weary rasp in his voice, a product of his blue-collar Queens roots and a thousand late nights in squad rooms. Chris Smith, Daily Intelligencer, "The Controversial Crime-Fighting Program That Changed Big-City Policing Forever," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of squad room

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Apr 2021

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“Squad room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squad%20room. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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