Swat team
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 (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 carri …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SWAT team — [ˈswɔt ti:m US ˈswa:t ] n especially AmE Special Weapons and Tactics team a specially trained group of police who deal with the most dangerous and violent situations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • SWAT team — noun a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situations • Syn: ↑SWAT squad, ↑Special Weapons and Tactics team, ↑Special Weapons and Tactics squad • Hypernyms: ↑police squad, ↑squad * * * SWAT team UK …   Useful english dictionary

  • SWAT team — UK [ˈswɒt ˌtiːm] / US [ˈswɑt ˌtɪm] noun [countable] Word forms SWAT team : singular SWAT team plural SWAT teams Special Weapons And Tactics team: a group of American police officers trained to deal with dangerous situations …   English dictionary

  • SWAT team — [[t]swɒ̱t tiːm[/t]] SWAT teams N COUNT A SWAT team is a group of policemen who have been specially trained to deal with very dangerous or violent situations. SWAT is an abbreviation for Special Weapons and Tactics . [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • SWAT team — {n.}, {informal} Police unit trained for especially hazardous or sensitive law enforcement assignments; short for Special Weapons and Tactics. * /Joe made the SWAT team of the NYPD due to his athletic skills./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • SWAT team — {n.}, {informal} Police unit trained for especially hazardous or sensitive law enforcement assignments; short for Special Weapons and Tactics. * /Joe made the SWAT team of the NYPD due to his athletic skills./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swat\ team — noun informal Police unit trained for especially hazardous or sensitive law enforcement assignments; short for Special Weapons and tactics. Joe made the swat team of the NYPD due to his athletic skills …   Словарь американских идиом

  • SWAT team — team of law enforcement agents that are specially trained to deal with unusually dangerous or violent situations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • SWAT Team — Special Weapons And Tactics Membres du SWAT de la baie de San Francisco …   Wikipédia en Français

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