from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A small mobile unit, especially of motorized police, capable of moving quickly into action, as during an emergency.

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  • n. A rapid-response unit of a police force.

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

  • n. a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies


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  • It was Lourtie, once one of his inspectors, who had been assigned to the flying squad in Nice.

    Maigret's Revolver

  • This included a flying squad of Humans, who threw themselves against the Ashregan with utter disregard for their own safety, making life miserable for the Unifers in charge of the attack by reducing their careful timetables to chaos.

    The False Mirror


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