Definition of flying squad in English:

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flying squad

Pronunciation: /ˈˌflīiNG ˈskwäd/

noun

British
A division of a police force or other organization that is capable of reaching an incident quickly.
Example sentences
  • The ultras suddenly surfaced at Lak Chowk and opened fire from close range on the flying squad of the Maisuma police station.
  • I think the French police have a culinary flying squad that swoop on amateur cooks and destroy cheap and nasty ingredients.
  • The flying squad section of Scotland Yard, annoyed at recent cut backs to the police budget have decided to take matters into their own hands.

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Syllabification: fly·ing squad

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