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squad·ron

 (skwŏd′rən)
n.
1. A naval unit smaller than a fleet.
2. An armored cavalry unit subordinate to a regiment and consisting of two or more troops.
3. A cavalry or armored unit of a European army, corresponding to a company.
4. A basic tactical air force unit, subordinate to a group and consisting of two or more flights.
5. A multitude or horde: "Squadrons of flies like particles of dust danced up and down" (T.E. Lawrence).

[Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra, squad; see squad.]

squadron

(ˈskwɒdrən)
n
1. (Military)
a. a subdivision of a naval fleet detached for a particular task
b. a number of naval units usually of similar type and consisting of two or more divisions
2. (Military) a cavalry unit comprising two or more troops, headquarters, and supporting arms
3. (Military) the basic tactical and administrative air force unit comprising two or more flights
Abbreviation: sqn
[C16: from Italian squadrone soldiers drawn up in square formation, from squadro square]

squad•ron

(ˈskwɒd rən)

n.
1. a subdivision of a naval fleet usu. consisting of two or more divisions.
2. an armored cavalry or cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops.
3. (in the U.S. Air Force).
a. the basic administrative and tactical unit, consisting of two or more flights.
b. a flight formation.
[1555–65; < Italian squadrone=squadr(a) square]

squadron

- Borrowed from Italian squadrone, from Latin quadrare, "square"; the sense of "military group" comes from an earlier "square formation of troops."
See also related terms for troops.

squadron

1. An organization consisting of two or more divisions of ships, or two or more divisions (Navy) or flights of aircraft. It is normally but not necessarily composed of ships or aircraft of the same type.
2. The basic administrative aviation unit of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
3. Battalion-sized ground or aviation units in US Army cavalry regiments.

Squadron

 any body of men in a regular formation; a division of a fleet or air force; a force of 150 to 200 men in the army.
Examples: squadron of air craft—Brewer; of angels; of bees, 1713; of cardinals, 1906; of clouds, 1862; of consideration, 1680; of dissent, 1824; of galleons, 1588; of the Fathers, 1617; of blessed spirits, 1684; of ships; of soldiers, 1656.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squadron - a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting armssquadron - a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
cavalry - a highly mobile army unit
2.squadron - an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
air unit - a military unit that is part of the airforce
wing - a unit of military aircraft
escadrille - an air force squadron typically containing six airplanes (as in France during World War I)
3.squadron - a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task
naval unit - a military unit that is part of a navy
escadrille - a small squadron
Translations
سَرِيَّه
eskadra
eskadrille
liîssveit
eskadronas
eskadraeskadriļaeskadrons
eskadra

squadron

[ˈskwɒdrən]
A. N (Mil) → escuadrón m (Aer) → escuadrilla f, escuadrón m (Naut) → escuadra f
B. CPD squadron leader N (Brit) → comandante m (de aviación)

squadron

[ˈskwɒdrən] n
(MILITARY)escadron m
(AVIATION)escadrille f
(NAUTICAL, NAVAL)escadrille fsquadron leader n (British) (AVIATION)commandant m

squadron

n (of cavalry)Schwadron f; (Aviat) → Staffel f; (Naut) → Geschwader nt

squadron

[ˈskwɒdrn] n (Mil) → squadrone m (Aer, Naut) → squadriglia

squadron

(ˈskwodrən) noun
a division of a regiment, a section of a fleet, or a group of aeroplanes.
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