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Meaning of "SWAT team" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SWAT TEAM

SWAT team  [swɒt tiːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWAT TEAM

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determiner
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Swat team is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SWAT TEAM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

SWAT team

SWAT

SWAT is a commonly used proper name for law enforcement units, which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside of the capabilities of regular, uniformed police. "SWAT" is commonly used internationally, as a colloquial, generic term for these units. Their duties include: confronting heavily armed criminals; performing hostage rescue and counter-terrorism operations; high risk arrests; and entering armored or barricaded buildings. Such units are often equipped with specialized firearms including submachine guns, assault rifles, breaching shotguns, sniper rifles, riot control agents, and stun grenades. They have specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers, inside enclosed structures.

Definition of SWAT team in the English dictionary

The definition of SWAT team in the dictionary is a team of officers from SWAT, a military-like unit within the US police force, trained to deal with specially dangerous situations, such as hostage-taking and riots, especially.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWAT TEAM


beteem
bɪˈtiːm
centime
ˈsɒnˌtiːm
disesteem
ˌdɪsɪˈstiːm
eroteme
ˈerəʊˌtiːm
esteem
ɪˈstiːm
misesteem
ˌmɪsɪˈstiːm
overteem
ˌəʊvəˈtiːm
reteam
ˌriːˈtiːm
semanteme
sɪˈmæntiːm
septime
ˈsɛptiːm
steam
stiːm
team
tiːm
teem
tiːm
unteam
ʌnˈtiːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWAT TEAM

Swatow
swatted
swatter
swatting
sway
sway-back
sway-backed
swayable
swayer
swayful
Swazi
Swazi Territory
Swaziland

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWAT TEAM

away team
blow off steam
crash team
dream team
England team
farm team
head of steam
home team
let off steam
management team
MASH team
mountain rescue team
observer team
Proto team
recovery team
reserve team
special team
tiger team
transition team
visiting team

Synonyms and antonyms of SWAT team in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «SWAT team» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWAT TEAM

Find out the translation of SWAT team to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of SWAT team from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «SWAT team» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

特警队
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

equipo SWAT
570 millions of speakers

English

SWAT team
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वाट टीम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فريق SWAT
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Спецназ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

equipe da SWAT
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোয়াত টিম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

SWAT
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pasukan SWAT
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

SWAT-Team
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

SWATチーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

SWAT 팀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tim SWAT
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đội SWAT
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

SWAT அணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

SWAT टीम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

SWAT ekibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

squadra SWAT
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

SWAT
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Спецназ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

echipa SWAT
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Η ομάδα SWAT
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

SWAT span
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

SWAT team
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

SWAT -teamet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of SWAT team

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWAT TEAM»

The term «SWAT team» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.278 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWAT TEAM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about SWAT team

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWAT TEAM»

Discover the use of SWAT team in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to SWAT team and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Swat Teams: Explosive Face-offs With America's Deadliest ...
In this compelling book, police veteran Robert L. Snow takes us into the midst of the nation’s heroic SWAT teams, allowing us to eavesdrop on harrowing negotiations between killers and cops.
Robert L. Snow, 1996
2
SWAT Team: Police Special Weapons and Tactics
Action-packed photography of SWAT teams in training with their special weapons and equipment. An in-depth look at the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams used by police departments across the country.
Hans Halberstadt, 1994
3
Swat Battle Tactics: How to Organize, Train, and Equip a ...
This book teaches police departments, paramilitary units or security companies how to organize a SWAT team that can react decisively to any crisis.
Pat Cascio, John McSweeney, 1996
4
SWAT Madness and the Militarization of the American Police: ...
This book takes an unprecedented look into the realities of zero-tolerance, militaristic policing, the tactics and equipment used, the problematic "crime warrior" mindset at play, and the statistical evidence of its ineffectiveness.
Jim Fisher, 2010
5
Mighty Machines Swat Team
Young readers can imagine themselves as SWAT Team heroes as they choose from four different stories, chasing down the bad guys with four different die-cast SWAT vehicles and a foldout map designed to complement the story.
Perla Bensimon, 2005
6
Swat Team Manual
Formerly restricted to official police use only, this guide - the first S.W.A.T. team manual ever published - covers the theories, tactics and training techniques as practiced by a first-rate S.W.A.T. team.
Robert P. Cappel, 1979
7
The World's First Swat Team: W. E. Fairbairn and the ...
In turbulent Shanghai in the years between the World Wars, the International Settlement was a mercantile powerhouse that faced unrest from Communist labor unions, criminal gangs, spies, political agitators, armed kidnappers and assassins.
Leroy Thompson, 2012
8
The S. W. A. T. Workout: The Elite Law Enforcement Exercise ...
Describes the rigorous physical training tactics employed by America's Special Weapons And Tactics teams, outlining a six-week program of calisthenics, weights, and speed drills as well as a twelve-week program designed to keep physical ...
Stewart Smith, 2006
9
SWAT Team Tools
Anders Hanson. MEETASWAT OFFICER! WHAT DOES SWAT MEAN? SWAT stands for special weapons and tactics. WHAT DOES A WHAT DOES SWAT OFFICER DO? SWAT team members are police officers with special training. They deal ...
Anders Hanson, 2014
10
Police Swat Teams: Life on High Alert
Portrays job-related experiences that are typical of police officers who serve the public as SWAT team members.
Christopher D. Goranson, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWAT TEAM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term SWAT team is used in the context of the following news items.
1
WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'
Nearly 3,000 delegates from around the world are gathering this week in one of the most expensive cities in Europe to debate the fate of the World Health ... «NPR, May 15»
2
Phoenix Shootout: SWAT Team Called In After Five People Are Shot …
According to the report, a SWAT team was called in, following which a robotic probe was sent in to search the home before police officers and police dogs were ... «The Inquisitr, Apr 15»
3
SWAT Team Called To Lil Wayne's Miami Mansion
SWAT Team Called To Lil Wayne's Miami Mansion. Miami Beach Police say the incident appears to be a case of a hoax emergency call known as "swatting". «Sky News, Mar 15»
4
Obama tells CDC he wants Ebola 'SWAT team' ready to go anywhere
President Obama said Wednesday evening that he directed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a “SWAT team” to be ready to deploy ... «Los Angeles Times, Oct 14»
5
Wasp 'SWAT team' to the rescue of Indonesian cassava crop
Jakarta (AFP) - An "eco-friendly SWAT team" of 2,000 tiny wasps was released in Indonesia Wednesday to battle bugs threatening to devour cassava crops, ... «Business Insider, Sep 14»
6
SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming …
Swatting is a prank that involves falsely telling the police of a dangerous situation so that a SWAT — special weapons and tactics (SWAT) — team is deployed in ... «TechCrunch, Aug 14»
7
SWAT Team In Sylmar Apprehends Person Of Interest In Valley …
SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — SWAT team members surrounded a house in Sylmar Sunday evening and apprehended a man they called “a person of interest” in a ... «CBS Local, Aug 14»
8
SWAT Team Rescues Child From Ongoing Hostage Situation
SWAT Team Rescues Child From Ongoing Hostage Situation. More. Officers were called to the scene of a robbery in progress at a suburban Chicago home. «ABC News, Aug 14»
9
Use of SWAT Teams Affects Minorities More
SWAT team deployment for hostage, barricade or active shooter situations only accounted for 7 percent of cases studied. The vast majority of cases, 79 percent, ... «U.S. News & World Report, Aug 14»
10
Ferguson Protests: Police SWAT Team Clashes With Protesters …
Demonstrators protest the police killing of Mike Brown while standing outside the St. Louis County Circuit Clerk building in Clayton, Missouri, on Tuesday, Aug. «International Business Times, Aug 14»

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