What does SWAT mean?

Definitions for SWATswɒt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swat(verb)

    a sharp blow

  2. swat(verb)

    hit swiftly with a violent blow

    "Swat flies"


  1. swat(Noun)

    A hard stroke, hit or blow, e.g., as part of a spanking.

  2. swat(Noun)

    The exchange, in turns, of swats, usually with a paddle and to the buttocks, either as a macho dare or imposed as a 'self-inflicted' corporal punishment or as part of a fraternity-type hazing.

  3. swat(Verb)

    To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.

  4. Swat(ProperNoun)

    a valley and a district in NWFP administrative province of Pakistan

  5. Swat(ProperNoun)

    a river in NWFP administrative province of Pakistan

  6. Origin: From swait-, from swoid-. Cognate with Old Saxon swet Old High German sweiz, Old Norse sveiti. The Indo-European root also gave Latin sudor, Sanskrit स्वेद.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swat

    imp. of Sweat

  2. Swat

    of Sweat


  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swat

    swot (Spens.), pa.t. of sweat.

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  1. SWAT

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Anagrams for SWAT »

  1. ATWS, AWTs, taws, 'twas, TWAs, wast, wats, WSTA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SWAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SWAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Police Commission:

    They were trained to work with homeless, it wasn't a SWAT team looking for problems.

  2. Chief David Brown:

    They (SWAT officers) made the call, and I believe it's the right call ... to stop his violence.

  3. Don Smith:

    Everything started being blocked off, the SWAT was then later called in, then we had the tanks pull up.

  4. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey:

    We got him ! DPS SWAT team is in custody of the individual suspected of I-10 shootings. Apprehended moments ago.

  5. Bill Maher:

    Now if I said that -- 'Yeah, they're for Bernie 'cause that's where the boys are' -- you'd swat me, no, I wouldn't.

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