SWAT
SWAT team SWAT" team`, Swat team Swat" team`(sw[o^]t" t[=e]m), n. [acronym: Special Weapons and Training.] 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.}.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • SWAT — team SWAT team , Swat team Swat team (sw[o^]t t[=e]m), n. [acronym: Special Weapons and Training.] a special group of police trained to deal with unusually dangerous or violent situations, and having special weapons, such as rifles more powerful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SWAT — SWAT; swat; swat·ter; …   English syllables

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  • Swat — (sw[o^]t), v. t. 1. to hit, especially with an instrument in the hand; to smack. 2. (Baseball) to hit (a baseball) powerfully, and for a long distance …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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