throw phone
 n.— «The SWAT team moved cautiously during the beginning of the drill while delivering what is called a “throw phone” to the gunman inside. That set up a means of communication, allowing the negotiator to speak with the gunman and the hostages.» —“School bus drivers taught how SWAT defuses crises” by Scott J. Croteau Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Massachusetts) Aug. 24, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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