Definition of armed response in English:

armed response

noun

US
  • 1A response to a political crisis or challenge that involves using weapons and military force.

  • 2British
    A response made by an armed security officer to an emergency situation or call (chiefly US). Also: a response by an armed, specially trained police unit to a serious crime incident (chiefly British).

Origin

Early 20th century. From armed + response.

Pronunciation

armed response

/ˌɑːmd rɪˈspɒns/