Definition of SWAT team noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


SWAT team

BrE BrE//ˈswɒt tiːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːt tiːm//
(especially US English) The police
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a group of police officers who are especially trained to deal with violent situations. SWAT stands for ‘Special Weapons and Tactics’. See related entries: The police Word Origin1980s: acronym from Special Weapons and Tactics.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: SWAT team