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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a special group of police trained to deal with unusually dangerous or violent situations, and having special weapons, such as rifles more powerful than those carried by regular police officers. They are employed, for example, in situations when hostages are being held, or heavily armed persons need to be captured. Called also SWAT or S.W.A.T..

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situations


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