Definition of Hit squad

1. Noun. A team of assassins.

Generic synonyms: Squad, Team
Specialized synonyms: Death Squad, Sparrow Unit

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hit Squad

hit it up
hit list
hit lists
hit man
hit men
hit one's stride
hit one out of the ballpark
hit out
hit parade
hit parades
hit paydirt
hit point
hit points
hit someone for six
hit squad (current term)
hit test
hit tests
hit the ball twice
hit the big time
hit the books
hit the bottle
hit the bricks
hit the buffers
hit the ceiling
hit the deck
hit the dirt
hit the fan
hit the gas
hit the ground running

Literary usage of Hit squad

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Africa Half-hearted Reform: The Official Response to the Rising Tide by Mary McGovern, Bronwen Manby (1993)
"Hit-Squad Activities A number of political assassinations usually described as "hit-squad" killings have occurred in 1991 and 1992. These cases have several ..."

2. Walk the Crooked Road with the Crooks by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"Suddenly, however, the “hit squad” stories vanished. In fact, it was ultimately discovered that the source of the story was one Manucher Ghorbanifar, ..."

3. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don H. Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"As 'self- confessed members of a police hit squad' they named several senior IFP members, including Prince Gideon Zulu and senior KwaZulu police under whose ..."

4. Playing the "Communal Card": Communal Violence and Human Rights by Cynthia G. Brown, Farhad Karim (1995)
"It concluded that "hit squad activity in Natal and particularly in the area of jurisdiction of KwaZulu is rife. The number of deaths caused by these hit ..."

5. Violence Against Women in South Africa: The State Response to Domestic by Binaifer Nowrojee, Bronwen Manby (1995)
"... to the extent that a "hit squad" was formed in Diepkloof with the purpose of killing ..."

6. Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa by Alex Vines, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1997)
"... Kock (former commander of the "hit squad" headquarters Vlakplaas), evidence was also submitted that de Kock received two truck loads of weaponry from ..."

7. A License to Kill: Israeli Operations Against "Wanted" and Masked Palestinians by Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1993)
"... an aggressive hit-squad atmosphere within the units; and • a lack of will among the IDF command to eliminate misconduct through strict orders, ..."

8. Media and Democracy in South Africa by Jane Duncan, Mandla Seleoane (1998)
"... Africa of a 'hit squad' with the aim of 'killing whites'. An exception was taken to the particulars of claim, invoking Section 15 of the constitution. ..."

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