squad ( squads plural )
1 n-count A squad is a section of a police force that is responsible for dealing with a particular type of crime.
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The building was evacuated and the bomb squad called..., The club is under investigation by the fraud squad.
2 n-count A squad is a group of players from which a sports team will be chosen.
Sean O'Leary has been named in the England squad to tour Argentina.
3 n-count A squadof soldiers is a small group of them. oft N of n ...a squad of commandos. →
death squad →
firing squad →
Flying Squad →
death squad ( death squads plural ) Death squads are groups of people who operate illegally and carry out the killing of people such as their political opponents or criminals. n-count
firing squad ( firing squads plural ) A firing squad is a group of soldiers who are ordered to shoot and kill a person who has been found guilty of committing a crime. n-count also by N
He was executing by firing squad.
The Flying Squad is a group of police officers who are always ready to travel quickly to the scene of a serious crime.
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fraud squad ( fraud squads plural ) Thefraud squad is a part of a police force whose job is to investigate crimes involving fraud. n-count oft N n
squad car ( squad cars plural ) A squad car is a car used by the police.
in BRIT, usually use patrol car, police car
vice squad ( vice squads plural ) Thevice squad is the section of a police force that deals with crime relating to pornography, prostitution, and gambling. n-count usu the N in sing, N n
...ten vice-squad officers.