squad room


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

Examples of squad room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After season 12 of the series ended on a cliffhanger following a shootout between Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and a teenage girl in the squad room, Meloni didn’t return to the series for the 13th season, which meant Olivia Benson was suddenly (and permanently) without her partner. Alex Ross, EW.com, 6 Feb. 2024 Suddenly, power goes out in the squad room just as blackouts begin hitting the entire East Coast, with cities like DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia all being affected. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 5 Nov. 2023 The third unintentional discharge, about 6:23 a.m. the next day, involved an on-duty traffic officer accidentally shooting a bullet into the floor of a detective squad room at the West Traffic Division while handling a co-worker’s firearm, Moore said. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 In November 1994, two agents were killed, a third agent was wounded and a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg when a man came into the cold case squad room of Police Headquarters in Washington and opened fire with an assault rifle, according to the F.B.I. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2021 Ultimately, officers had to carry him to their squad room in the Capitol. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Aug. 2022 Some believed Liverpool’s midfield would be a weakness after the departure of Wijnaldum, but the Dutchman’s exit has allowed others in their squad room to breathe. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 24 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of squad room was in 1943

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“Squad room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squad%20room. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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