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squad room

a room in a police station where police officers assemble, as for inspection, roll call, or duty assignments.
a room in a barracks in which a number of soldiers sleep.
Origin of squad room
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When at ten minutes to six Ignace saw him go down the squad-room stairs, he was in a fever of dread.

  • The appearance at the head of the stairs of the acting first sergeant of the squad-room put an end to the budding altercation.

  • Uttering a wrathful howl he launched his stocky body at Bixton with a force that sent them both crashing to the squad-room floor.

  • Over and over the squad-room floor they rolled, thumping heavily with every turn.

  • He was equally at home in saddle or squad-room, and at all times was friend and almost father to his men.

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