uniform

1. adjective /ˈjuːnɪfɔːm,ˈjunəfɔrm/
a) Unvarying; all the same.
b) Consistent; conforming to one standard.
2. noun /ˈjuːnɪfɔːm,ˈjunəfɔrm/
a) A distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group.

Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.

b) Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”


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